Stephen Colbert says that he has no regrets about insulting Donald Trump during his monologue on Monday night’s The Late Show. During the monologue, Colbert had some choice words aimed toward Donny Cheesedust. One of the lines that really took me by surprise was, “More people walk against you than they do Cancer.” Sorry, folks. Comedy is not always tasteful and usually it’s funny because it’s true.
Colbert was upset that Trump insulted John Dickerson, a colleague and friend of Colbert. Not only did Trump insult Dickerson during their sit-down, but he actually left mid-interview because Dickerson pointedly asked about the wire tapping claims. It’s pathetic that a leader of a nation is so sensitive to critique that he can’t stay collected enough to give a semi-intelligent answer to a straightforward question.
Dickerson was able to keep his composure, but Colbert was not having it.
I believe he can take care of himself. I have the jokes, he has the launch codes, so I think it’s a fair fight … I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else but that. I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine.
Can we just all agree right now that we should all be so lucky to have a friend like Stephen Colbert? He displayed intense loyalty to a friend at the risk of his reputation. He emptied himself of all the frustration, the anger, the raw hatred and the depression we have all been feeling since Trump started campaigning. I don’t know if he was implying that he really is an American hero, but I’ll take him in his mere mortal form: a suit-wearing, sharp-tongued, truth-teller.