Stephen Colbert Responds To #FireColbert Backlash After His Controversial Trump Joke
by acostae7851996⚫May 31, 2017⚫0 comments
On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert utilized his monologue to respond to the backlash and controversythat erupted after a gag he made about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
It’s at about the 11:00 mark, but a quick summing-up is that he said about Trump,” The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putins c* ck holster .”
The comment came while Colbert was hurling insults at Trump in a segment titled” This Monologue Runs Out To You, Mr. President ,” which skewered Trump for insulting Face the Nation host John Dickerson.
While a lot of people supported Colbert and thought it was hypocritical of Trump supporters to have an issue with it, others called for Colbert to be fired.
#firecolbert @cbstv Fire Stephen Colbert. The man is clearly unhinged and mentally unstable — too much crazy for a late night host
While he doesn’t really have any sadness, Colbert acknowledged he could have chosen his terms more wisely.
” Now, folks, if you find my monologue on Monday, you know that I was a little upset with Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So, at the end of that monologue, I had a few option insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that .”
Here the audience gave him a loud round of applause.
” I believe he can take care of himself ,” he continued.” I have gags, he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair battle. So while I would do it again, I would change a few terms that were cruder than they needed to be .”
Given the “homophobic” asserts against him, he ended by stating he supports all kinds of love.
” Now, I’m not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short. And anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own style, is to me, an American hero. And I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But that .”