The late night “comedians,” or whatever you wanna call them, are all at least anti-Trump — some of them go the extra mile and launch personal attacks on Trump and his family for cheap laughs. Stephen Colbert is somewhere between that, as he’s logged plenty of nasty anti-Trump punchlines on his show.
But now Colbert has resorted to “apologizing” to Trump in order to reap the same success that pro-Trump “Roseanne” reboot was blessed with last week. Even though his apology is undoubtedly fake and a mockery, it’s one of those situations where he probably really means it, as his show is literally tanking along with the rest of the late-night, attack-Trump “comedy” shows.
Fox News reports:
Stephen Colbert has been known to throw punches President Trump’s way with nightly monologues and headline skits that criticize the president and his administration. However, Thursday night the “Late Show” host did something he hasn’t done before: apologize.
While discussing the popular “Roseanne” revival, which returned this week after a 20-year hiatus, Colbert stopped to admire the sitcom’s stellar reviews — just hours after Trump announced that he called Roseanne Barr, who plays unabashed Trump supporter Roseanne Conner in the show, to congratulate her on the success.
“The reason why Trump crowed about the ratings is because on the show the character Roseanne agrees with Donald Trump, and a lot of people have called that refreshing,” Colbert says of the show’s political approach. “Well, I would like 18 million people to watch my show.”
Therefore, Colbert said he “sincerely” apologizes to Trump, admitting that there is something the pair can agree on: “CNN lies.” The comedian was referring to Trump’s repeated accusation that the cable TV network disseminates “fake news.”