- The Washington Times
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Comedian Stephen Colbert took his regular roasts of President Donald Trump to a new level on Monday with a vulgar joke involving gay sex and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mr. Trump’s decision to abruptly end a “Face the Nation” interview over the weekend prompted a 12-minute monologue by CBS‘ “Late Night” host. A series of insults culminated with Mr. Colbert saying of the commander in chief: “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster.”


“Mr. Trump, I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace the Nation,’ ” Mr. Colbert said. “You’re not the POTUS, you’re the ‘bloat-us.’ You’re the glutton with the button. You’re a regular ‘Gorge Washington.’ You’re the presi-dunce but you’re turning into a real p–k-tator. […] In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster.”

The comedian’s audience wildly cheered, although political commentators said the host would likely be fired if he were a Republican.

“In case you thought the dialogue in our country couldn’t get worse — or more crude,” tweeted Ari Fleischer. “This is awful.”

“Homophobia for the right cause, with the right targets, is good homophobia, apparently,” added The Intercept’s Glen Greenwald.

“This would be a fireable offense in better times,” the Washington Examiner’s T. Becket Adams tweeted. “Worst thing about many Trump critics is they use him as an excuse to act as awful or worse.”

The Washington Free Beacon noted on Tuesday that Mr. Colbert made a similar joke after a vice presidential debate in October 2016.

“Mike Pence is also very close with Vladimir Putin,” the comedian said after the former Republican governor spoke of spending time on his knees praying. “Now, fair warning, fair warning, Mike. Indiana businesses can refuse to serve you.”

* Warning: Vulgar language in the video below.


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