Stephen Colbert righteously ripped into Donald Trump’s extraordinarily shitty first 100 days in office during Monday night’s Late Show. He then decided that what his monologue really needed was some cheap homophobia.
The misstep came during a somewhat-funny extended riff on Trump’s interview with CBS News’ John Dickerson, when the president dissed the name of the veteran journalist’s hallowed Sunday news show, Face the Nation. (“I call it Deface the Nation,” Trump hilariously quipped.)
“When you insult one member of the CBS family, you insult us all!” Colbert began. “Mr. President, I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace The Nation.’ You’re not the POTUS, you’re the ‘gloat-us.’ You’re the glutton with the button. You’re a regular ‘Gorge Washington.’ You’re the ‘presi-dunce’ but you’re turning into a real ‘prick-tator.’”
Colbert continued: “Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head.”
And then came the homophobia: “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.” Cue wild, “did he just say that” audience reaction.
Ha, ha, ha, get it, the joke is oral sex, between two men, because that’s humiliating and shameful. That’s the whole joke. Ha ha.
It’s extremely lazy joke telling, desperately unfunny, and above all else, extraordinarily homophobic. Colbert and his writers can do better.