Stephen Colbert showed no mercy for President Trump after he doubled down on his Charlottesville remarks during a press conference in what Colbert called “the Seventh Circle of Hell.”
At the press conference, Trump told the press, “If the press were not fake and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice.”
“And if you were a better president, you would have said something very nice,” Colbert shot back.
The Late Show host poked fun of Trump’s defense of Steve Bannon by saying “I like him, he’s a good man, he is not a racist.”
“If the third thing someone says about you unprompted is ‘He’s not a racist,’ you’ve got a problem,” he reacted.
Colbert then played a clip of Trump saying, “I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it and neither do you.”
“The only thing I’m doubting right now is if you’re still going to be president by Friday,” Colbert quipped.
He corrected Trump by saying the opposite of the “alt-right” isn’t the “alt-left” but rather the “not not Nazis” and mocked Trump’s defense of the white nationalists for “having a permit.”
“You’ve got to give it to the Nazis,” Colbert continued. “They always do their paperwork.”
He then pointed to a report that Trump’s staff was unaware that he was going to do this press conference, saying “That was all him — this wasn’t our plan.”
“Yeah, ours either,” Colbert replied.
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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