Stephen Colbert has avoided saying the former president’s name since he denied the election results in November 2020, but that all changed on Thursday night’s The Late Show.
“Donald Trump is a fascist,” Colbert declared, eliciting thunderous applause.
While the late-night show would rather “forget” about the 45th President of the United States, claims that General Mark Milley made in his latest book I Alone Can Fix It were simply too much for Colbert to ignore.
“Since the day he went out and lied about the election, I try not to say his name,” Colbert said. “We don’t show his name on air. I don’t do my impression, because haven’t you suffered enough?”
“But there are times when you just have to slap yourself in the