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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Stephen Colbert
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#EndorseThis: Colbert Can’t Stop Watching Trump Speech Slur

Watching Stephen Colbert troll Trump’s disastrous decision on Jerusalem relieves the sense of dread a little. But then at 1:56, the president of the United States unmistakably blunders into a speaking slur that will make you laugh and shudder at the same time. Colbert says he could watch that moment over and over. And in […]

December 7, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Which Trumpster Is The ‘Confederate House Elf’?

Which Trump appointee resembles a “Confederate house elf”? Which Trumpster looks like “the limo driver who won’t stop asking if you party”? Which one is the “maître d’ at a Mafia-themed pizzeria”? And whose picture would a doctor display if you had “an erection that lasted more than four hours”? Stephen Colbert has all the […]

November 28, 2017
Moore

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Digs Up Another Roy Moore Robocall

Stephen Colbert is keeping close watch on the Roy Moore scandal and its fallout. He’s amused by the spectacle of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) scampering down a spiral staircase in the Capitol to avoid an inquisitive reporter. He’s less amused by the mysterious robocall that went out to voters, featuring a fake journalist who identifies […]

November 16, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Colbert Spoofs Trump Feuds With Flake And Corker

Like almost everyone else in America, Stephen Colbert is enjoying Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s erupting feud with Trump. Brawling broke out again on Twitter Tuesday, after Corker denounced the president on TV morning shows and Trump fired backs several angry tweets. “Some of what Trump said about Corker was not true,” notes an earnest Colbert. […]

October 25, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Is Trump A F***king Moron? Colbert Has His IQ Score

Donald Trump’s explosive feud with his own Secretary of State — who reportedly called him a fucking moron — is a disaster for diplomacy, but a cornucopia for late-night comedians. Trump responded to Rex Tillerson’s alleged insult with a challenge. “I think it’s fake news,” said the president, “but if he did [call Trump a […]

October 11, 2017
Puerto Rico

#EndorseThis: Colbert On Trump’s Puerto Rico Visit — The “Second Disaster”

What happens when an impoverished, storm-wracked island is struck by a black hole of narcissistic ego? The people of Puerto Rico found out during Trump’s presidential visit on Tuesday — described aptly by Stephen Colbert as “a second disaster.” Compassion Donnie-style was on full display, from stupefying condescension (what Colbert calls “Trump-splaining”), inappropriate boasting (“we […]

October 5, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Schools Trump (And Mnuchin) On Why Athletes Are Kneeling

Once more Stephen Colbert steps up to the challenge of educating President Trump about an issue he has clearly misunderstood. As Colbert explains, Trump is all wrong when he tells credulous supporters that football players are kneeling during the national anthem in protest against the flag. “Those players are protesting against racial injustice, they’re not […]

September 26, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Colbert Parses That Bizarre Trump Speech In North Dakota

For off-the-cuff gaffes, casual insults to the audience, and every category of cringe-worthy idiocy, any Donald Trump speech is hard to match. Consider his remarks in North Dakota, annotated and commentated here by a certain Stephen Colbert. He was supposed to talk about tax reform, but he went off script. You’ve never really shuddered until […]

September 7, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Colbert Likens Trump To Your Racist Grandpa

President Trump’s impromptu presser in the Trump Tower lobby in Manhattan on Tuesday — during which he went off-script and explicitly suggested that some of the TIKI torch-wielding white supremacists marching in the weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, weren’t neo-Nazis —  was “one for the ages,” says Stephen Colbert: “Specifically 1939 to 1945.”

August 17, 2017
Scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Scaramucci Tells Colbert He Would’ve Fired Bannon

Anthony Scaramucci appeared on the Late Show on Monday, giving host Stephen Colbert the opportunity to grill the departed White House communications director on Oval Office backstabbing. Asked if he thought Chief Strategist Steve Bannon ought to be fired, Scaramucci said, unequivocally, “If it was up to me, he’d be gone.” And the Bannon hate didn’t end […]

August 15, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Colbert Calmly Predicts, “We’re All Gonna Die”

“I don’t want to be alarmist, but we’re all gonna die,” responded Late Show host Stephen Colbert to the nuclear pissing contest between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. Between rounds of golf on Tuesday, Trump issued an escalatory warning to Jong-un: North Korea best not make any more threats to the […]

August 9, 2017
Chappelle

#EndorseThis: Dave Chappelle Amends ‘Give Trump A Chance’ Plea

In his monologue as host of Saturday Night Live in November, Dave Chappelle controversially encouraged Americans to “give Trump a chance.” Now, almost nine months into Trump’s presidency, the former Chappelle Show host is amending his plea.

August 3, 2017
Scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Colbert Bids Weepy Farewell To The Mooch

“The Mooch” was canned on Monday, little more than a week into his stint as White House communications director. This was devastating news especially to the host and fans of The Late Show, as Stephen Colbert was — for ten days — late night TV’s preeminent Scaramucci roast master.

August 1, 2017
Sessions

#EndorseThis: Jeff Sessions (Of A Sort) Responds To Trump Criticism On ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert allowed “beleaguered” Jeff Sessions onto The Late Show to address his fast deteriorating relationship with President Donald Trump, who has this past week publicly criticized the attorney general for recusing himself on matters relating to the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government.

July 26, 2017
Oligarch

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Hangs Out With An Oligarch

As part of the Late Show’s “Russia Week,” host Stephen Colbert palled around with oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov, the multi-billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets (“Nyets”) who made his fortune after buying a state-owned nickel mine “for just pennies on the nickel.”

July 20, 2017
Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver And Stephen Colbert On The White House’s “Stupid Watergate”

A meeting of the political comedy minds took place on Wednesday’s Late Show, as host Stephen Colbert welcomed fellow Daily Show alum John Oliver.

July 13, 2017
Scarborough

Why Joe Scarborough Says He’s Abandoning The GOP

“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough made a surprising announcement on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday: The former Florida Republican Congressman is giving his party the boot.

July 12, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert issues apology to Eric Trump

After a weeklong hiatus, Late Show host Stephen Colbert made it back to work just in time for President Trump’s White House to collapse under the weight of (what else but) its very own email scandal.

July 12, 2017
Mika

#EndorseThis: Why Trump’s Twitter Assault On Mika Is “So On Brand”

Do you feel jaded by the daily offenses of the man serving as POTUS? Does Trump seem to have degraded the office of the presidency so radically that nothing he says or does can awaken a sense of outrage? Stephen Colbert says he felt that way too — until yesterday, when Trump’s sickening misogynist Twitter […]

June 30, 2017
Trumpcare

#EndorseThis: Colbert Mocks Senate Repealing And Replacing Trumpcare

According to Stephen Colbert, the Senate Republicans are now going to “repeal and replace” their own version of the Trumpcare bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had little choice since more than a few of his own GOP caucus had rejected the rushed legislation. At least some Republican Senators blame Trump for “faltering” as a “closer,” […]

June 29, 2017
McConnell

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Sympathizes With “Lovechild” McConnell

Seven years in the making — and now the Republican legislation to “repeal and replace Obamacare” is finally here. Except that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew his bill from the floor abruptly on June 27. Stephen Colbert sympathizes with poor McConnell (and not only because he suspects the Kentucky Republican may be the “unacknowledged […]

June 28, 2017
comey

#EndorseThis: Comey Attack Ad Annoys Colbert (And He Responds)

On the eve of James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a Trump-affiliated political action committee spent dark money to strike at the former FBI director with an attack ad. As Stephen Colbert observed, this barrage was yet another violation of American political norms by the Trump crew. The attack ad, aired on the […]

June 8, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Colbert Returns To Covfefe Nation

Stephen Colbert returned from vacation to the America of “covfefe.” It’s Trump country and in his lexicon — never mind those Justice Department attorneys begging him not to say it — what the president demands, on Twitter, is a “TRAVEL BAN [all caps in original]. What he doesn’t want is “the watered down, politically correct version” that Justice brought to the Supreme Court, “but the original travel ban.”

Beyond the infamous covfefe tweet were the mischievous messages that followed, as Trump urged the nation to “enjoy.”

June 7, 2017
budget math

#EndorseThis: Colbert Solves Trump’s Problem With Budget Math

Reviewing the calculations behind Trump’s budget math, Colbert notes that cutting rich people’s taxes is expected to “magically” increase revenues by two trillion bucks over ten years — and that budget director Mick Mulvaney then doubles the magic by counting that revenue twice.

May 29, 2017
budget

#EndorseThis: Should Children Eat? A Short Course In Trump’s Cruel Budget

Stephen Colbert isn’t impressed by the grandiose title affixed to Trump’s first federal budget, “A New Foundation For American Greatness,” and notes that the president and his budget director Mick Mulvaney are “building that new foundation for American greatness on the ground-up bones of poor people.”

May 24, 2017