Stephen Colbert finally agrees with somebody in the Trump Administration. According to an NBC News report that has since been disputed, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the POTUS a “moron” after a meeting at the Pentagon this summer, something the CBS host doubled-down on last night.
But first, he scolded the guy.
“Hold on there, Rex,” Colbert said, “no one calls the President a ‘moron’ except ME. And other world leaders, and ultimately, history.”
Tillerson pulled a non-denial denial on the “moron” remark on Wednesday, which Trump took to be total vindication. (A spokesperson for the State Department later said that Tillerson had never used the word t describe the president.)
The leader of the free world now wants an apology from NBC News, the outlet that first reported on Moron-gate.
Colbert (perhaps surprisingly) agreed.
“NBC News does owe us an apology. Because apparently Tillerson didn’t call our President a ‘moron.’ He called him a ‘f—ing moron,'” Colbert said, citing this Vox clarification.
That’s some amplified terminology the “Colbert Report” alum can really get behind, which is exactly what he did at the tail-end of Wednesday’s monologue with an eye towards North Korea.
“I don’t know if you’ve heard, but he’s a f—ing moron,” Colbert-as-Tillerson said, while playing “good cop” to Trump’s foreign policy “bad cop.”
Watch the video above, and God Bless America.