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Colbert to Trump: It’s not that hard to say ‘Nazis are bad’


Late-night host Stephen Colbert ripped President Trump for not immediately condemning the white supremacists who held a rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

“Here’s something that’s not hard to express,” Colbert, a frequent Trump critic, said Monday on the “Late Show.”

“Nazis are bad. The KKK? I’m not a fan. That wasn’t hard. That was easy. I enjoyed saying it.”

Trump originally said that he condemns “in the strongest possible terms” the hatred and violence in Charlottesville but added that “many sides” were to blame for the violence that left one person dead and dozens injured.

{mosads}“How can you possibly say you condemn this in the strongest possible terms when you don’t even name the groups responsible?” Colbert said.

Colbert ticked off a list of things that he says Trump condemned more forcefully than Nazis.

“If only the president was as mad about neo-Nazis murdering people in the streets,” Colbert said, “as he’s been about Hillary Clinton, The New York Times, CNN, Joe Scarborough, Kristen Stewart, the cast of ‘Hamilton,’ Diet Coke, Nordstrom not selling his daughter’s clothes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the mayor of London Sadiq Khan, me, the state of New Hampshire, Gold Star families, Penn Jillette’s Las Vegas show, the movie ‘Django Unchained,’ Meryl Street and lady ‘Ghostbusters.’”

Trump faced heavy criticism for not originally condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists. In a statement from the White House on Monday, he declared that “racism is evil” and criticized the groups by name.

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