On Monday night, Stephen Colbert had some harsh words for President Trump on his reaction to the violence that took place in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.
Colbert was talking about Charlottesville, where one person died and several others were injured after a white supremacist drove his car at full speed into a crowd of counter-protesters there. The Late Show host then slammed Trump for condemning “the hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.”
In his monologue, Stephen Colbert mentioned how Trump received criticism “on many sides” but received praised by neo-Nazis saying “he says he loves us all.” And Colbert came down hard on the president.
“It is difficult to express how heartbreaking it is to see something like this happening in our country,” Colbert said. “Here’s one thing that is not difficult to express: Nazis are bad. The KKK – I’m not a fan.”
“That wasn’t hard. That was easy; I enjoyed saying it,” Colbert continued. But on Saturday when nation looked to the president to rebuke these hate groups, he said he condemned in the display of hatred, bigotry and violence “on many sides.”
“Mr. President, this is terrorism, not your order at KFC,” Colbert snarked, noting, “I have seen angrier Yelp reviews.”
“Be careful guys,” Trump warned the neo-Nazis. “He says he loves you now, but one day he’s going to leave you for younger Nazis.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 15, 2017
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci appeared as a guest on Colbert’s talk show in which he lashed out at Trump’s advisor Steven Bannon.