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Stephen Colbert Can Be Certain of One Thing After Trump's Repulsive Defense of White Nationalists

The "Late Show" host lamented the president's failure of "moral leadership."

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On Wednesday's episode of "The Late Show," Stephen Colbert addressed Donald Trump's repulsive remarks about Charlottesville the day before. He also took aim at the president's reported behind-the-scenes defense of white supremacists.

“Donald Trump drove America’s moral leadership right through the guardrails by saying some of the people bearing torches with the Nazis were just good Joes,” Colbert said of Trump's equivocation.

Responding to the president's claim that news outlets didn't have any "doubt" about the fact protesters on "both sides" of the Nazi march were in the wrong, Colbert said he was certain of this much:

“Oh, Mr. President, there’s only one thing I no longer have any doubt about—you showed us who you were."

Watch the Late Show segment below.

Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

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