Following on the heels of Donald Trump’s disastrous statements involving David Duke and white supremacists on Monday, statements that even the “Teflon Don” might not be able to walk away from unscathed, even the most Trump friendly media outlets are having a hard time justifying Trump’s blatant rhetoric and lies.
From Morning Joe host and Donald Trump fanboy, Joe Scarborough, to Republican Speaker of The House, Paul Ryan, it seems the Trump train is having a hard time finding a welcoming station to pull into.
Among the many voices chiding Trump for his despicable defense of the recent endorsement he received from former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke, is perhaps America’s most well-known and beloved political satirist Stephen Colbert. On the “Late Show” this week, Colbert pulled no punches pointing out Trump’s weak and ridiculous explanation for not immediately disavowing any endorsement from the racist Duke.
In his “The Road To The White House” segment, Colbert hilariously pushes back on Trump’s statements claiming that he wasn’t familiar enough with David Duke or the white supremacist movement to reject their endorsement. Colbert lampooned Trump by remarking:
Trump needs to know before condemning David Duke or the KKK — it’s not like they’re Muslim or born in Mexico.
This is the easiest question in American politics, When someone asks you, do you disavow the Ku Klux Klan, just say ‘yes’ and start high-fiving your future cabinet.
No matter which way your political opinions may lean, it is hard to deny the importance of Colbert and others like him when it comes to holding our politicians accountable for their bad behavior, a job our disingenuous mainstream media seems no longer capable of performing.