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Stephen Colbert Wonders if Trump Will Make It to the End of the Week

The "Late Show" host takes the president to task for his abhorrent Charlottesville remarks.

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Stephen Colbert opened Tuesday night's "Late Show" with a withering critique of President Trump's press conference earlier that day.

“Even though many criticized how long it took, the president knew the right thing was to make a statement on Monday, be clear about who was to blame and then move on to the people’s business,” Colbert said, before pausing and saying, “I’m just kidding.”

Trump whined during his press conference that if the press weren't "fake," it would have described his abhorrent Charleston statement as "very nice." Stephen Colbert's response? "[I]f you were a better president, you would've said something very nice."

Colbert mocked Trump's "all the facts" excuse for waiting so long to blame neo-Nazis by reciting a litany of false accusations the president had previously made about President Obama's birthplace, voter fraud and wiretapping.

The "Late Show" host refused to let up, even wondering whether Trump would still be in office "by Friday."

Check out the full monologue 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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