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Stephen Colbert: No Regrets About Anti-Trump Rant

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert. (screengrab via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

By    |   Thursday, 04 May 2017 09:11 AM

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert said he has no regrets about his anti-Trump rant Monday night that sparked the hashtag #FireColbert.

"Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset with Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine," Colbert said during his show Wednesday. "So, at the end of that monologue, I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. I believe he can take care of himself. I have jokes, he has the launch codes so it’s a fair fight."

In apparent concession to critics who called one of the jokes homophobic, Colbert said he "would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be," HuffPost reported.

"Life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person in their own way is, to me, an American hero," he said.

Colbert's verbal jabs at Trump came in response to an interview with John Dickerson on "Face the Nation," during which the president referred to the show as "Deface the Nation" before ending the interview, HuffPost noted.

Colbert said Dickerson has "way too much dignity" to fire back at the president.

"But I sir, am no John Dickerson," Colbert said during Monday's show. "Let me introduce you to something we call The Tiffany Way: When you insult one member of the CBS family, you insult us all. BAZINGA!"

The insults sparked a backlash online.

Despite the criticism, Colbert poked fun at the idea of him being fired during his opening monologue on the show Wednesday night, according to the Huff Post.

"Am I still the host?" he asked. "I’m still the host!"

 

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