Stephen Colbert opened his Late Show monologue last night saying he’d prefer to forget about you-know-who…
“Since the day he went out and lied about the election, I try not to say his name.
We don’t show his name on air. I don’t do my impression, because haven’t you suffered enough? 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.’”
This statement was backed up directly by the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, who reveals in the new book I Alone Can Fix It that he feared Trump would attempt a coup and made plans to prevent him from pulling it off.
Milley told his deputies, according to authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker,
“They may try, but they’re not going to fucking succeed. 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.”
“General, that is not as reassuring as you think. May I remind you, this is America.
We’re all the guys with guns.”
In response to Milley, Trump released a disturbing statement in which he first said that he’s “not into coups” and then added,
“If I was going to do a coup, one of the last people I would want to do it with is General Mark Milley.”
“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!”
(via The Daily Beast)