Colbert on Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Comment: ‘Mr. President, This is Terrorism, Not Your Order at KFC’

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On Monday night, Stephen Colbert had some harsh words for President Trump on his reaction to the violence that took place in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.

“It is difficult to express how heartbreaking this is to see something like this happening in our country,” Colbert began. “But here’s one thing that’s not hard to express: Nazis are bad. The K.K.K.? I’m not a fan!”

The Late Show host then slammed Trump for condemning “the hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.”

“Mr. President, this is terrorism, not your order at KFC,” Colbert reacted.

He then asked the president how he could “condemn this in the strongest possible terms” if he couldn’t “name the groups responsible.”

“If only the president was as mad at neo-Nazis murdering people in the streets as he’s been about Hillary Clinton, The New York Times, CNN, Joe Scarborough, Kristen Stewart, the cast of Hamilton, Diet Coke, Nordstroms 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 Streep, and Lady Ghostbusters,” he listed.

Colbert mentioned how Trump received criticism “on many sides” but received praised by neo-Nazis saying “he says he loves us all.”

“Be careful guys,” Trump warned the neo-Nazis. “He says he loves you now, but one day he’s going to leave you for younger Nazis.”

Watch the clip above, via CBS.


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