After Mueller Report, Colbert Tells Trump He’s Sorry – That Trump Is ‘a Terrible President’ (Video)

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On Monday, Stephen Colbert took a moment to process his feelings about the end of Robert Mueller’s investigation — specifically U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s assertion that Mueller’s report says there is no evidence of collu…

Stephen Colbert Compares Mueller Investigation Outcome To ‘Lost’ And ‘Seinfeld’ Finales

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Stephen Colbert shared his thoughts on Sunday’s announcement about the outcome of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The Late Show host appeared disappointed by Attorney General Bill B…

Elizabeth Warren Tells Stephen Colbert She Does Not Trust Barr’s Mueller Report Recap

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Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Monday night asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren if she believes Attorney General Bill Barr’s four-page memo on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election meddling, in which Barr says Mueller foun…

Colbert Parodies Classic Tootsie Pop Ad to Talk About Trump and Racism (Video)

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On Monday’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert brought forth a parody of an old animated ad for Tootsie Pops to talk about Donald Trump.
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Stephen Colbert Cancels ‘Late Show’ New Zealand Trip After Mosque Shootings

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“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” had been scheduled to make a surprise trip to New Zealand this week — but those plans have been put on hold in light of last Friday’s terrorist attack that left 50 people dead. On Monday’s sh…

Stephen Colbert Diagnoses Donald Trump’s Deranged Sunday Tweetstorm

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President Donald Trump won’t come out and condemn anti-Muslim terrorism, or white supremacy, or mention that it’s on the rise,” Stephen Colbert said Monday at the top of The Late Show.
But pretty much everything else seemed to enrage POTUS who, i…

Stephen Colbert admits that the first six months of his Late Show were “terrible”

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Though his Late Show regularly trounces the former late-night champion over on NBC these days, Stephen Colbert’s transition from The Colbert Report didn’t go particularly smoothly at first. The Late Show was coming off of David Letterman’s legendary ru…

Stephen Colbert: “Delicious Idiot” Trump Stole My Lines; I Agree With Jay Leno’s Comments – PaleyFest

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While Trump recently dismissed current Late Night hosts, tweeting that they lacked talent, Stephen Colbert says the President has actually borrowed some of his lines from The Colbert Report.
“He could have stolen a lot of my lines,” Colbert said during…

Donald Trump Tweets ‘Fox & Friends’ Trashing Of “One-Sided” Late Night Comedy

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Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to complain about late-night TV, taking his talking points from an NBC News interview with its former Tonight show star Jay Leno.
Trump, however, saw Leno’s remark via Fox News Channel’s Fox &#…

Stephen Colbert Breaks Down the College Admissions Bribery Scandal – and Brings Back ‘Filliam H Muffman’ (Video)

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Stephen Colbert kicked off Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show” with a discussion of the college admission bribery scandal — and in the process briefly revived one of the most memorable jokes from his “The Colbert Report” days.

“You know how conspiracy theorists say everything is rigged for the wealthy and famous?” Colbert began. “Well, as a wealthy, famous person, let me just respond by saying you’re absolutely right.”

Colbert broke down the scandal — in which 46 individuals, including Felicity Huffman and “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, were charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities.

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“The FBI was tipped off by the essay question on this year’s common application: ‘Reflect on an accomplishment that sparked your personal growth and/or list your parents’ credit card number,” Colbert cracked.

Colbert then talked about other aspects of the case, including the involvement of “actress Felicity Huffman, who is married to William H. Macy, celebrity nickname ‘Filliam H. Muffman.’”

That gag about Huffman and Macy originated on “The Colbert Report” all the way back in 2006, during a bit about what people can learn from celebrities about making relationships last. And to be honest, it’s almost as funny now as it was 13 years ago.

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Watch “The Late Show” bit below:

TONIGHT: If you think America has a system that heavily favors the rich and famous…well you’d be right. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/MApFzo63mR

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 13, 2019

And check out the original here:

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Stephen Colbert Fillets Tucker Carlson Over Past Offensive Remarks To Shock Jock

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CBS Late Show star Stephen Colbert reminded fans that, while his show has a lot of fun talking about some of the terrible things President Donald Trump says on camera, it’s not fair to single him out because a lot of people say terrible things.
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Colbert Tests CBS Censors to Mock Trump’s ‘Tim Apple’ Excuse

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Stephen Colbert thinks Donald Trump’s excuse for apparently calling Apple CEO Tim Cook by the wrong name is “appleing insane,” as he explained on Monday’s “Late Show.”

Last Wednesday, Trump accidentally called Cook “Tim Apple.” A lot of people had some fun at Trump’s expense. Then Axios reported that in a closed-door meeting on Friday, Trump told a group of Republican donors that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple” very quickly, “and the ‘Cook’ part of the sentence was soft. But all you heard from the ‘fake news,’ he said, was ‘Tim Apple.’”

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Colbert didn’t find that plausible.

“Mr. President, words don’t just disappear from the middle of sentences,” he said. “Unless it’s CBS bleeping me when I say excuses like this are [bleep] insane.”

“Did I say ‘appleing insane’?” Colbert joked.

He’s kidding but we’ll admit that swear is gonna come in really handy at work.

Watch the whole clip below:

TONIGHT: Remember Trump’s “Tim Apple” snafu? Yeah so does the President and he won’t let it go. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/S9XzebaHK4

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 12, 2019

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Gayle King Takes Victory Lap, Zings Jesse Watters, On Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

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Gayle King guested on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Thursday night to take a victory lap after her much-discussed R. Kelly interview on CBS This Morning. Colbert noted she’d gotten “a lot of props” from other journalists, and aske…

“All Hail Gayle”: Late-Night Applauds King Interview With R. Kelly

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Gayle King got universal rave reviews on the late-night shows Wednesday for her composure and professionalism during the segment of her interview with an unhinged R. Kelly that aired earlier in the day on CBS This Morning.
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Willie Geist Says He ‘Carries a Small Taser’ Because of Interview Subjects Like R Kelly

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“Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist offered his effusive praise to CBS News’ Gayle King on Wednesday, telling the network’s late-night host Stephen Colbert that interview subjects like R. Kelly were why he carried around a “taser” before big sit-downs.

“All hail Gayle. Right?” Geist said. “Interviews like that are why I carry a small taser with me at all times. You sometimes gotta have to get up and neutralize the threat a little bit.”

Geist went on to say that the image of King sitting unaffected as Kelly stood and berated her was destined to become “iconic.”

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Geist was far from alone in his praise for King, who is in fact a network rival. Even over on Fox News, host Jesse Watters praised her performance despite confusing King with “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts. (He later apologized).

On Wednesday, King owned the news cycle both for conducting a highly-charged interview with the musician who is facing multiple charges of felony sexual abuse and for maintaining her composure during the most emotional moments.

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At one point, Kelly stood and berated King while she sat motionless. “Quit playin’. I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me,” Kelly said, staring directly into the camera. “I’m fighting for my f–ing life.”

On Twitter, many of King’s industry colleagues and other high profile influencers agree with Geist and Watters’ assessments

“There’s a lot going on in these R. Kelly clips. But one thing that jumps out is how direct, super clear and no frills these questions are by @GayleKing,” director Ava DuVernay said on Twitter. “She’s asking exactly what most of us would ask if we were in her seat. Crazy how refreshing it is. Speaks to how rare it is.”

“This is wild. @GayleKing is again teaching a master’s class in interviewing. She remains so calm and focused while @rkelly loses it,” added PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.

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Stephen Colbert Dubs New R Kelly Case ‘The Remix to Conviction’ (Video)

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Stephen Colbert backed his CBS-mate Gayle King on Wednesday following her crazy morning-show interview with R. Kelly.

“This was a chance for Kelly to try to reassure the world that he is normal,” Colbert said of the bananas “CBS This Morning” sitdown (we’d call it a “conversation,” but it was anything but that), “but instead he went with not that.”

Roll clip.

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“Wow. He shouted and he cried, but it was completely unconvincing — for Pete’s sake he forgot to say that he liked beer!” Colbert quipped, bringing Brett Kavanaugh into this whole thing. Remember him?

The “Late Show” host then further defended King, who has been lauded for her tremendous composure while Kelly ranted and raved like a lunatic, for bringing up the R&B star’s legal troubles in the past with similar accusations from other women.

Kelly thought that was an unfair tactic.

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“I beat my case,” Kelly told King. “When you beat your case, you beat your case.”

“No, Mr. Kelly — that was your last case,” Colbert said last night. “This was the ‘Remix to Conviction.’”

We’re not about to post an R. Kelly song here, but for the uninitiated, that’s a great joke referencing the singer’s “Ignition” remix.

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Watch the video above.

Last month, Kelly pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

His next court date is March 22.

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Stephen Colbert Side-Eyes Jared Kushner’s Top Secret Security Clearance (Video)

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At the top of “The Late Show” on Wednesday, Stephen Colbert took a jaundiced look at the investigation into how Trump senior adviser (and son-in-law) Jared Kushner received top secret security clearance.

Last week, the New York Times reported that Trump ordered his chief of staff to give Kushner security clearance despite repeated objections from intelligence officials. Trump denied the report, and has refused demands by House Democrats to turn over documents related to Kushner’s clearance.

Colbert noted that according to the Times, Kushner had to update his application for clearance several times because he failed to mention meetings with foreign representatives. “But you know what they say,” joked Colbert. “If at first you don’t succeed, remind them that you’re married to the president’s daughter.”

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Colbert then joked that ordering officials to give Kushner clearance was “one of the few Trump orders that did not end with ‘and a side of fries.’”

Finally, Colbert noted that according to the Times, Trump’s then-chief of staff John Kelly wrote “a contemporaneous internal memo” in which he stated that he was “ordered” to give top secret clearance to Kushner.

“It’s all going to be in his White House tell-all, ‘Siiigh’,” Colbert joked. Watch the clip below:

TONIGHT: Ivanka and Jared’s “self-made” security clearances! #LSSC pic.twitter.com/PwklzU5Fnf

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 7, 2019

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