Stephen Colbert opened his Late Present monologue Thursday evening by explaining that he would favor to “overlook” concerning the former president.
“Because the day he went out and lied concerning the election, I strive to not say his identify,” he stated, referencing the printed throughout which he literally shed tears over Donald Trump’s false declaration of victory. “We don’t present his identify on air. I don’t do my impression, as a result of haven’t you suffered sufficient?”
“However there are occasions if you simply need to slap your self within the face, put slightly chilly water on the again of your neck, bear down on the chunk stick, and remind your self simply how unhealthy it was by repeating out loud the straightforward reality: ‘Donald Trump is a fascist.’”
The declaration carried additional weight as a result of it stemmed straight from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, who reveals within the new e book I Alone Can Fix It that he feared Trump would attempt a coup and made plans to forestall him from pulling it off.
“They might strive, however they’re not going to fucking succeed,” Milley informed his deputies, based on reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker. “You possibly can’t do that with out the army. You possibly can’t do that with out the CIA and the FBI. We’re the fellows with the weapons.”
“Normal, that’s not as reassuring as you suppose,” Colbert stated. “Might I remind you, that is America. We’re all the fellows with weapons.”
In response to Milley, Trump launched a very disturbing assertion wherein he first stated that he’s “not into coups” after which added, “If I used to be going to do a coup, one of many final individuals I might need to do it with is Normal Mark Milley.”
“OK, you’ve clearly put some thought into this factor you’re not into,” Colbert shot again. He then imitated a person who tells his spouse, “Honey, come on, I’m not into three-ways. But when I used to be, I wouldn’t do it with our neighbor Alice! Your sister is manner hotter!”
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