Louis C.K. Tells Colbert Why He Isn't Taking Back His Hitler-Trump Comparisons

Comedian Louis C.K. never thought his calling Donald Trump "Hitler" over a year ago would become national news.

"I don't take it back, I regret it," he told "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. "It's just more people than I thought were gonna read it."

Admittedly, Louis once thought Trump was some "profound" "new kind of evil," but now he believes, "He's just a lying sack of sh*t." 

According to the comic, President Trump is the type of liar who thrives on his falsehoods.

He explained, "Someones people lie—'That guy lied, they found out he lied.' Then there’s somebody who lies because they can’t quite stay inside the boundaries of truth."

"Then you have a liar, somebody who it’s almost like a problem, they lie a lot," he continued. "Then you have a lying sack of sh*t. That’s somebody who... they just lie, they like it—he likes it. He’s just a gross, crooked, dirty, rotten, lying sack of sh*t."

As for Trump voters, Louis offered perhaps the left's best take yet: "Look, if you voted, that’s the guy he lied to," he said. "He lied to him. He didn’t lie to me. Everybody else was like, ‘yeah, no, that’s not true.' But that guy bought it. So, he's the victim of the lying."

"That's a very generous way to look at it," Colbert retorted, having become one of Trump's biggest critics on late-night television.

But for Louis, it's "not a political position... it's just simple." 



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