Colbert Rips Trump For Botching Birth Date On Absentee Ballot: We Need a ‘Long-Form Birth Certificate’

On Friday night, Stephen Colbert mocked the Trump family for their various failures in voting in the New York City mayoral election. According to a recent report from Newsweek, President Trump and several members of his family botched their absentee ballots in last month’s election. Trump himself reportedly got his own birth date wrong. “‘I can’t remember when I was born,” Colbert impersonated the president. “‘I demand that I release my long-form birth certificate. I think I was born in Kenya. That’s what I’m hearing. People are telling me. It’s got to be.'” The report notes that Trump was born on June 14, 1946, but he incorrectly put down July instead. “So he made himself a full month younger. Watch out, ladies!” Colbert joked. “Seriously, watch out. He’s a monster. Don’t go near him. He’ll grab you.” The Late Show host poked fun at First Lady Continue reading "Colbert Rips Trump For Botching Birth Date On Absentee Ballot: We Need a ‘Long-Form Birth Certificate’"

Colbert on Trump Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: ‘He Couldn’t Recognize It On a Map’

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert addressed President Trump‘s announcement recognizing Jersalem as Israel’s capital and his plans to move the US embassy there in the near future. “Yes, he recognized it in a speech, but I’m still pretty sure he couldn’t recognize it… on a map,” Colbert quipped. The Late Show host explained the holiness of Jerusalem and how “every inch” is disputed between Israelis and Palestinians that they had to “draw a line down the middle of a six-piece Chicken McNuggets at the Jerusalem McDonalds” and that they’re “still fighting over the Gaza Chicken Strip.” He poked fun at Trump’s remarks how acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “recognition of reality.” “Why start now?” Colbert reacted. Colbert then took a moment to laugh at Trump’s mishap with his dentures during his speech and said he was “looking forward” to his State of the Union Continue reading "Colbert on Trump Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: ‘He Couldn’t Recognize It On a Map’"

CNN’s Van Jones: We Have a President ‘Who Just Doesn’t Believe in The First Amendment’

On Tuesday night, Van Jones stopped by The Late Show and weighed in on President Trump‘s hostile relationship with the press. Stephen Colbert asked the CNN contributor about how his network boycotted the White House Christmas Party and whether he was “bummed” for not going to the annual event. “I think we wouldn’t have made it back out alive,” Jones joked. “I think it would have been like the Red Wedding, you know, in Game of Thrones.” Colbert then wondered why “any news organization” would be willing to go to that party if they’ve been called “fake” and “the enemy of America.” “Anybody but Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post shouldn’t go, right?” Colbert continued. After Jones laughed that they probably had “good hors d’oeuvres” at the Christmas party, the Late Show host pressed for a more serious answer. And Continue reading "CNN’s Van Jones: We Have a President ‘Who Just Doesn’t Believe in The First Amendment’"

Stephen Colbert to Billy Bush: How Do You Feel About NBC Firing You In Light of Matt Lauer?

On Monday night, Billy Bush appeared on The Late Show and spoke at length about his life was changed by the infamous Access Hollywood tape. In the wake of numerous sexual harassment scandals, Stephen Colbert confronted Bush about his firing and invoked the recent firing of Today Show anchor Matt Lauer. “How do you feel about NBC firing you?” Colbert asked. “In light of Matt Lauer being fired for allegations of sexual impropriety?” Bush recalled it being a “difficult time” and that it was “emotionally hot” in the midst of the 2016 election. “My boss, later- months later, said “Publicly, I think we may have moved a little quickly,” Bush responded. “Did they move on you like a b*tch?” Colbert quipped. Colbert then pressed Bush, who at the time recently started a gig on The Today Show, on whether Lauer had any involvement or tried to Continue reading "Stephen Colbert to Billy Bush: How Do You Feel About NBC Firing You In Light of Matt Lauer?"

Stephen Colbert Hits Matt Lauer: ‘He Found A Way To Mansplain Sexual Harassment!’

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert introduced himself as “one of the few men still allowed on television.” The Late Show host began his show by addressing Matt Lauer‘s firing from NBC due to “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” “Not to be confused with ‘appropriate sexual behavior in the workplace’ because that… does not exist,” Colbert quipped. Colbert told his audience we “should have seen” that Lauer had a “strange obsession with women” judging from his numerous Halloween costumes including Dolly Parton, a Baywatch babe, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, and Lucy from the Peanuts comics. “Good grief!” he reacted. “After looking at those photos, I think he could have been fired for sexually harassing himself.” He then mocked the allegation that he gave a colleague a sex toy with a note that he wanted to use it on her. “It’s bad enough he Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Hits Matt Lauer: ‘He Found A Way To Mansplain Sexual Harassment!’"

Colbert Slams Former CBS Colleague Charlie Rose: ‘It’s a Harrowing and Terrible Abuse of Power’

On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy that hit his network this week with the recent sexual harassment allegations of Charlie Rose. Colbert informed his audience that Rose was fired from CBS because what he was being accused of was “disturbing and strange.” Among the lewd phone calls, groping, and nudity, he also pointed out that Rose gave unwanted shoulder rubs, something his employees referred to as “the crusty paw.” “And you may make three wishes upon the accursed paw, all of which are… to not get a back rub from Charlie Rose,” he quipped The Late Show host joked that these allegations from The Charlie Rose Show made it the biggest scandal at PBS “since it was revealed that PBS is short for ‘pubes.'” Colbert later pulled an excerpt from the Washington Post bombshell that had one accuser claim that she was invited to his Continue reading "Colbert Slams Former CBS Colleague Charlie Rose: ‘It’s a Harrowing and Terrible Abuse of Power’"

Gayle King Opens Up About Charlie Rose’s Firing From CBS: ‘It’s Still Very Painful’

On Tuesday night, Gayle King appeared on The Late Show and commented on the firing of her CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose. The Washington Post dropped a bombshell report yesterday about eight women who accused the veteran news journalist of sexual harassment, including lewd phone calls, groping, and exposing his nude body in his home. Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell addressed the controversy on Tuesday morning’s broadcast. King told Stephen Colbert that she almost canceled the interview that she mentioned was booked weeks ago in hopes to promoting Oprah’s Favorite Things for the holidays. Colbert expressed how “proud” he was of King, O’Donnell, and everyone on the CBS News team for how they covered the news “objectively Continue reading "Gayle King Opens Up About Charlie Rose’s Firing From CBS: ‘It’s Still Very Painful’"