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Colbert rips Trump at CBS advertisers event


“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert allegedly used his speaking slot at a Wednesday CBS event for advertisers to unload on President Trump’s latest controversies.

“It’s an honor to be on stage every night talking about that day’s Trump scandal,” Colbert said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Unfortunately, the hour I spend on stage means I’m often missing the breaking news of tomorrow’s Trump scandal,” he added.

“By the time a monologue airs I can sound as out-of-touch as about the White House as Sean Spicer does.”

Speaking at the annual CBS event from Carnegie Hall, Colbert told advertisers that Trump’s presidency has been great for his show’s ratings.


“I think of what I’m doing today kind of like a White House press conference. I’m out here, I’m just going to say whatever my boss told me to, and I’m going to leave without answering any of your questions,” he joked.

Colbert also went after Trump for his recent remarks about the show. In an interview with Time magazine last week, Trump said “there’s nothing funny” about what Colbert says, calling his jokes “filthy.” 

“I understand the president doesn’t like my show. But like his votes on Election Day, he’s in the minority. Because right now ‘The Late Show’ is No. 1 in late night,” Colbert remarked.

Earlier this month, the FCC received enough complaints about a lewd joke Colbert made on his show to open an investigation into the host’s remarks.

Colbert then turned the event over to CBS President Les Moonves, who joked that Colbert’s success was, like Trump’s election, unprecedented.

“Who would have thought a year ago Stephen would be No. 1 and Bill O’Reilly would be doing a podcast in his underwear?” Moonves jokingly asked.


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