After Donald Trump made some snide remarks about John Dickerson and Face The Nation, Stephen Colbert went on a bit of a tear in Monday night’s Late Show monologue. It involved lots of dick jokes, including calling Trump a “pricktator,” but it was the closing crack that landed Colbert in hot water. After raging for a while, Colbert said “You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.” The joke wasn’t well received by Trump supporters or LGBTQ advocates, who found the whole thing homophobic. Though the former were probably being disingenuous about the matter, Colbert responded to the concerns of the latter in Wednesday night’s Late Show opening.
The host says he’d revise that last bit, because cock sucking can be an expression of love, after all, but he’s not about to take things down a notch when it comes to criticizing the president. As the erstwhile satirist points out: “I have jokes, he has the launch codes.” He only briefly acknowledged the latest chorus of #FireColbert when he wondered if he still had his job after walking on stage.