Stephen Colbert torches 'fascist' Trump following his Gen. Milley rant
Stephen Colbert wasted no time mocking former President Donald Trump's rant following the release of an excerpt from the forthcoming book "I, Alone, Can Fix It." When he opened his show on Thursday, July 15, he quickly got down to business hammering the former president for his long rant released earlier in the day, The Daily Beast reports.
The late-night host admitted he wishes there was a way to act as if the Trump presidency were an occurrence that could be forgotten. "Since the day he went out and lied about the election, I try not to say his name," he said, recalling his previous broadcast during which he expressed dismay over Trump's attempt to claim an election victory. "We don't show his name on air. I don't do my impression, because haven't you suffered enough?"
But despite his desire, he made it clear that isn't possible where Trump is concerned. Colbert also gave a brutally honest assessment of the former president blatantly describing him as a fascist.
"But there are times when you just have to slap yourself in the face, put a little cold water on the back of your neck, bear down on the bite stick, and remind yourself just how bad it was by repeating out loud the simple fact: 'Donald Trump is a fascist.'"
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Colbert's words hold even more significance now due to the excerpt from the book which detailed former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley's concerns about Trump possibly attempting a coup to remain in power. Milley reportedly expressed his grievances during a discussion with his deputies, according to Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker who also co-authored the book.
"They may try, but they're not going to fucking succeed," Milley said, according to Leonnig and Rucker. "You can't do this without the military. You can't do this without the CIA and the FBI. We're the guys with the guns."
Although Milley appeared to have a desire to be on the right side of history, Colbert reminded him of one glaring problem. "General, that is not as reassuring as you think," Colbert said. "May I remind you, this is America. We're all the guys with guns."
Colbert also took a dig at Trump for his rant about Milley's remarks as he highlighted how Trump claimed he's "not into coups" but went on to say, "If I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley." According to Colbert, the questionable statement does suggest he may have possibly considered doing the one thing he claims he had no interest in doing.
"OK, you've clearly put some thought into this thing you're not into," Colbert shot back. He then imitated a man who tells his wife, "Honey, come on, I'm not into three-ways. But if I was, I wouldn't do it with our neighbor Alice! Your sister is way hotter!"
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