Colbert Responds To Offended Trump Supporters’ #FireColbert Campaign: ‘I Would Do It Again’

Late-night comedian and LGBT-ally Stephen Colbert defended fellow CBS host John Dickerson against Donald Trump after the president told the journalist to his face that he refers to his award-winning news program “Face the Nation” as “Deface the Nation.”

“Donald Trump, John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office,” Colbert told his audience.

Dickerson has too much “dignity to trade insults with the president of the United States to his face,” Colbert said, adding, “But I, sir, am no John Dickerson.”

“Here we go,” Colbert said, before launching a blistering takedown of Trump.

“Mr. Trump, your presidency? I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace the Nation.’” Colbert said. “You’re not the POTUS, you’re the BLOTUS. You’re the glutton with a button. You’re a regular ‘Gorge’ Washington. You’re the presi-dunce. But you’re turning into a real prictator.”

Trump “attracts more skinheads than free Rogaine,” has “more people marching against [him] than cancer,” and talks “like a sign-language gorilla who got hit in the head.”

Then came the insult which sent Trump’s supporters into orbit. Colbert said: “Sir, the only the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”

Colbert’s explicit reference to oral sex between Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin proved to be too much for his sensitive ‘snowflakes’ who have failed to call out Trump when he repeatedly uses racist slurs, as recently as last weekend. He launched his presidential campaign in 2015 by branding undocumented immigrants from Mexico “rapists.” He mocked a disabled New York Times reporter and then offended the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier. He also proudly boasted about sexually assaulting women on the infamous Access Hollywood tape.

The overnight outrage, which led to the trending of the #FireColbert hashtag, was stoked by Mike Cernovich, once branded by The New Yorker “the meme mastermind of the alt-right.”

And what does Stephen Colbert have to say about all the outrage coming from the far right?

“So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” Colbert said during the taping of Wednesday’s broadcast, according to a transcript released by CBS.

“I had a few choice insults for the president … 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.”