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.
So clearly this was something that you know he had to address, which he did in classic Colbert fashion.
” Am I still the host ?” asked Colbert at the very top of his depict Wednesday night.” I’m still the 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 .”