Stephen Colbert blasts Trump over conspiracy theory rant on Facebook

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Stephen Colbert didn’t hold back when directly addressing President Donald Trump

Political rants, questionable content, and conspiracy theories on Facebook is nothing new. But when it’s the president of the United States spreading these things, it deserves a little more attention. That’s exactly what Stephen Colbert did with his monologue last night on The Late Show.

Despite the states certifying the election results, President Donald Trump continues to contest the outcome in several key states. His allegations of fraud have been unfounded and his legal team led by Rudy Giuliani has yet to provide concrete evidence.

On Wednesday, President Trump acted as his own lawyer on Facebook. He posted a 46-minute speech claiming “massive dumps” of illegal votes that cost him the election.

Stephen Colbert reacted to the speech by easily debunking President Trump’s conspiracy theories. The Late Show host went on to suggest that even the president knows nobody believes him and that his charges are baseless.

In the process, Colbert delivered one of his most scathing assessments of President Trump’s character. The Late Show has never held back when criticizing, mocking, or insulting the president. Colbert’s words to President Trump on Wednesday night proved that there will be even less of a filter during the final days of Trump’s tenure:

"You’re a petty, angry man, desperate for validation that you will never receive, and have never deserved. And in 50 days, you’ll be out of the White House, without the protections of executive power, and no court is going to uphold you pardoning yourself."

Stephen Colbert still doesn’t understand Republican support for President Trump

The rest of Stephen Colbert’s monologue turned the spotlight on Republicans. The Late Show host gave up on President Trump a long, long time ago but still held out hope that GOP members would speak up. But even as the election results make it clear that he lost, President Trump’s grip on the party seems as strong as ever.

Colbert ripped Republicans such as Senator Ron Johnson for refusing to publicly refute President Trump and acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory. The comedian can’t quite understand why remaining faithful to the outgoing president is such a priority for Republicans looking to avoid “political suicide.”

This isn’t the first time Colbert has called out the Republican Party since the election. He recently condemned the party for supporting conspiracy theories about voting. The president’s speech on Facebook featured more baseless claims but Colbert isn’t holding its breath that it will be the final straw for Republicans.

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