Late Night hosts rip into Trump (videos)


In what now passes for comedy on the late-night shows, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert began slamming President Trump on Monday night for his calling out NFL players who kneel during the national anthem and stating that they should be fired.

In their minds, it was more evidence with which to claim that President Trump is a racist and hates black people.

“When Nazis were protesting in Charlottesville, Trump said some of these were very fine people, very fine people. And aren’t we all Nazis, really?” Noah falsely claimed during “The Daily Show.”

He then drove his point home by stating, “But then, when black football players protest peacefully by taking a knee during the anthem, he calls them sons of b**ches who should be fired. Now look, I don’t know if Trump is racist, but I do know he definitely prefers white people to black people. I can say that with confidence.”

Noah also had a problem with President Trump having said that NFL referees are “ruining the game” by penalizing players who “hit too hard.”

“How can one person be on the wrong side of everything in history,” Noah wondered, adding, “Forget being president. What kind of a human being wants more brain damage? I’m just waiting for Trump to be, like, ‘What’s with all these seatbelts, folks? I remember a time when people weren’t afraid to go through the windshield head first. Dust yourself off, shake hands, and do it again.’”

President Trump tweeted on Monday that “taking a knee” during the national anthem “has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem.”

“Wrong!” said Colbert, on “The Late Show’s” Monday night broadcast, as he latched onto the mainstream media’s racist narrative. “Kneeling during the national anthem has everything to do with race, just like your presidency.”

Colbert voiced his continued disapproval of the president, stating that those who kneel during the national anthem are “protesting racial injustice,” and went on to deliver a diatribe against Trump, which seems to be the only way he knows to get laughs on the long-running show that was first hosted by David Letterman in 1993. Colbert replaced Letterman in 2015.

“They’re not protesting the American flag,” he explained. “Saying that kneeling is a protest against the flag is like saying Gandhi’s hunger strikes were a protest against snacking.”

The president continued tweeting about the NFL on Tuesday, noting that their ratings fell again this week for the games themselves. However, ratings rose for talk over the controversy during the pre-game programs.

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