Stephen Colbert opened Wednesday night’s monologue on CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” with comments referencing the controversy he triggered on Monday’s show. As we reported previously, Colbert came under fire for a string of insults he hurled at Donald Trump, with one of the jokes being called homophobic.
You can watch Monday’s monologue by clicking here. The monologue sparked a #FireColbert movement on social media.
Colbert explained during Wednesday night’s monologue, “I was a little upset with Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine,” a reference to John Dickerson of CBS News. Colbert added: “At the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that.”
He added: “While I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be.”
Here’s Wednesday night’s monologue, posted by CBS …