Colbert Refers to National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg as One of ‘Trump’s Allies’ (He’s Not)
On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert weighed in on the comical exchange between National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
It kicked off Monday evening when Goldberg appeared on Fox News and made a joke at the expense of Giuliani over President Donald Trump‘s spontaneous tweets involving the Mueller probe.
“I am sure that Rudy Giuliani spends big chunks of his days chain-smoking cigarettes, white-knuckling it, just hoping another tweet doesn’t show up,” Goldberg told Fox News anchor Sandra Smith.
Well, Giuliani was apparently watching the segment live since he responded to Goldberg minutes later on Twitter.
There is a moron on Fox claiming I chain smoke cigarettes worrying about the President’s tweets. Don’t smoke cigarettes. Hate ‘me. Smoke only premium cigars and I hope this idiot is not a lawyer because if he is he should sue his Law School.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 6, 2018
The Late Show host took a moment during his opening monologue to poke fun at Trump’s lawyer, but he didn’t exactly have his facts straight.
“Even Trump’s allies are worried about how his lawyers are dealing with the tweet storm,” Colbert said. “Just ask conservative columnist and guy at a magic convention inviting you back to his hotel room, Jonah Goldberg.”
Fact Check: Jonah Goldberg is not one of “Trump’s allies.”
Goldberg vehemently opposed Trump during the 2016 and remains as one of the president’s most vocal non-liberal critics on Fox News. The conservative columnist blasted his performance at the Helsinki summit and placed blame at the president’s feet for the spending bill he signed into law earlier this year. He called Trump a “clown” and said he tweets like a “14 year old girl” back in 2015. Goldberg even referred to Trump as a “bane of humanity.”
In other words, calling Jonah Goldberg a “Trump ally” is like calling Jennifer Rubin a “conservative.”
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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