Colbert Roasts Alex Jones in Epic Takedown of Trump's War Against Information
Trump is clearly lost, and making decisions without a roadmap. The president needs some sober advisers.
"Unfortunately, he's talking to some jerk named Alex Jones," "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert opened on Wednesday.
"The far-right conspiracy theorist is apparently taking on a new role as information source and validator for Trump, with whom he sometimes speaks on the phone," he continued, referencing a New York Times article from February 19.
For viewers unfamiliar with Jones' manic persona, Colbert played a clip in which the Infowars host oddly boasts about being human.
"I'm animated! I'm alive! My heart's beating! It's got a lot of blood going through it fast," Jones exclaimed in a July 22 episode.
"I like to fight, too," Jones added. "I like to eat! I like to have children! I'm here! I got a life force! This is a human! This is what we look like! This is what we act like!"
"This is why you don't make steroids with peyote!" Colbert exclaimed in response. "This is it!"
The "Late Show" host then turned to Jones' website to explain Trump's ongoing war with the media.
"The name's easy to remember. Just imagine 'info,' then imagine someone at war with it," Colbert mused. "And Donald Trump's phone buddy has gained a reputation for telling it like it isn't."
Jones has attributed homosexuality to a chemical warfare operation, which he explained in one episode using juice boxes.
"Now, obviously, it's not fair to judge a guy on one isolated dumbass clip," Colbert concluded after playing the segment. "So here's a bunch of them...."