Late Night host Stephen Colbert responded to the controversy surrounding a joke he made about Trump’s mouth being Vladimir Putin’s “cock holster” on Wednesday. Blow-back came from both the right and the left. Republican’s saying he crossed a line about what you say about the POTUS and the latter offended at gay sex being the butt of a joke.
#FireColbert has been trending this week and Colbert said he’d change his language choice if he could, but that jokes at the president’s expense aren’t going to stop.
His opening monologue remarks,
“Welcome to ‘The Late Show.’ I’m your host, Stephen Colbert.
Still? I am still the host?
I’m still the host!!
Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.
So, while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. I’m not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else but that.“
The big insult comes in clip #1 about 11:40 in.