Stephen Colbert stooped to a new low on Tuesday night when he connected Donald Trump to Naziism and used a swastika to represent the businessman’s beliefs. In a so-called comedy bit, the Late Show host used a chalkboard to mock Trump’s attacks on Barack Obama.
As he began to draw the Nazi insignia, Colbert yelled, “Trump is saying Obama is not smart because he won't say radical Islam.” Completing his drawing, Colbert joked, “Trump then says this is ‘inconceivable’ so "something must be going on. Probably because Obama is a Muslim, and that is a bad thing."
To the cheers of his liberal audience, the late night host looked at his swastika and seemed quite pleased with himself. After making another drawing, Colbert sneered, “I hope Trump explains [his comments] soon. But until he does, that kinda looks like he’s an asshole."
A transcript is below:
STEPHEN COLBERT: Stephen: Bring out the Figure It Out 5000, guys. [Colbert is in front of a chalk board with the words “Trump,” “Muslim,” “Bad thing,” “Not smart,” Radical Islam,” “Something going on,” “Inconceivable” and “Obama” on it.] Here we go. All right. All right. First of all, before I figure this out, I’ve got to think like Trump. So, first, I’m not going to take my meds. Whoooo! Okay! I see patterns where none exist! Okay, let's see here. Okay, okay, all the options here. Okay, Obama, Obama, Obama, uh, [starts to draw] Trump is saying Obama is not smart because he won't say Radical Islam. Trump— Wait! I'll figure this out!
Trump then says this is "inconceivable" so "something must be going on." Probably because Obama is a Muslim, and that is a bad thing. [Cheers from crowd as Colbert has drawn a Swastika.] No, no, no, no. No, no, no, that can't be it. No, no, no, no, no. There's no way. That can't be it. [Erases swastika.] There's got to be a simple answer. There's got to be a simpler answer. Think, think, think. Trump says Obama won’t say “radical Islam” because either Obama is not smart or something is going on with the Muslims which could lead to inconceivable bad things. Hmmm. And the center of it all. There has got to be an answer and I don’t know what it is. But I hope Trump explains it soon. But until he does, that kinda looks like he’s an asshole.