Stephen Colbert Responds to #HearthColbert Backlash Over Crude Donald Trump Comment

Stephen Colbert responded to #HearthColbert backlash over a crude oral-sex joke he made about President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday, May 1. Trump supporters and others thought the remark was inappropriate and referred to as for the comic to be dropped from the CBS present. Watch Colbert’s response within the video above.

The TV host, 52, opened his Wednesday, May three, episode by addressing the controversy. “Welcome to The Late Show,” he stated. “I’m your host, Stephen Colbert. Still? I’m nonetheless the host? I’m nonetheless the host!”

Colbert went on to elucidate that his scathing monologue was spurred by Trump abruptly ending an Oval Office interview with fellow CBS correspondent John Dickerson. “Now, for those who noticed my monologue Monday, you already know that I used to be a bit of upset at Donald Trump for insulting a buddy of mine,” he stated. “So on the finish of that monologue, I had just a few selection insults for the president in return. I don’t remorse that. He, I consider, can deal with himself. I’ve jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a good combat.” 

He added that whereas he would “do it once more,” he “would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. “ He continued, “I’m not going to repeat the phrase, however I simply wish to say for the file, life is brief, and anybody who expresses their love for an additional particular person, in their very own means, is to me, an American hero,” he stated. “I believe we are able to all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that.” 

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