WATCH: Stephen Colbert Lists All the Things Trump Hates More Than Nazis
There was no time for jokes during Stephen Colbert’s monologue at the top of his Late Show Monday night. Colbert instead talked about Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.
“Boy, what a terrible weekend,” Colbert said as the audience tittered awkwardly. “The rally was a clear attempt to spark violence, and it did. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. And it is difficult to express how heartbreaking it is to see something like this happening in our country.”
“But here’s something that’s not hard to express,” he continued. “Nazis are bad. The KKK, I’m not a fan. That wasn’t hard. That was easy. I enjoyed saying it.”
Instead of using those words on Saturday, President Donald Trump said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence—on many sides.”
“Mr. President, this is terrorism, not your order at KFC,” Colbert said as his crowd booed Trump’s use of the phrase “on many sides.”
“How can you possibly say you condemn this in the ‘strongest possible terms’ when you don’t even name the groups responsible? Or say what they did?” the host asked.
“If only the president was as mad about neo-Nazis murdering people in the streets as he’s been about Hillary Clinton, The New York Times, CNN, Joe Scarborough, Kristen Stewart, the cast of Hamilton, Diet Coke, Nordstrom’s not selling his daughter’s clothes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the mayor of London Sadiq Khan, me, the state of New Hampshire, Gold Star families, Penn Jillette’s Las Vegas show, the movie Django Unchained, Meryl Streep and lady Ghostbusters.”
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— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 15, 2017