Stephen Colbert Questions If Trump Is the "Perfect Person" to Weigh In on Bill O'Reilly Scandal
"Mr. President, I want to remind you that you just declared April Sexual Assault Awareness Month," said the 'Late Show' host in his Wednesday monologue. "And there are two accusations of sexual assault I'm aware of: Bill O'Reilly's and yours."
Stephen Colbert has made it a point not to talk about Bill O'Reilly on The Late Show, but last night he found it unavoidable.
"I talked about him for, like, 10 years," said Colbert, referencing the days of his conservative alter ego on The Colbert Report. "And I think that's enough." However, Colbert always talks about President Trump. "Today, the two worlds collided when Donald Trump stuck his, let's say finger, into O'Reilly's sticky situation," said Colbert, referencing the sexual harassment allegations leveled against O'Reilly that reportedly led to more than $13 million in payoffs.
"The $13 million might just be the tip of the iceberg, though the tip is the most sensitive part of the iceberg," said Colbert. "Because more than 30 companies have withdrawn their advertisements from The O'Reilly Factor."
Colbert said that while the Fox News host is "in a pickle," Trump showed he had O'Reilly's back when he defended the anchor to the New York Times and said he didn't think O'Reilly did anything wrong.
"Mr. President, I want to remind you that you just declared April Sexual Assault Awareness Month," said Colbert. "And there are two accusations of sexual assault I'm aware of: Bill O'Reilly's and yours. So, maybe — I'm going out on a limb here — you are not the perfect person to weigh in on this one."
He then transitioned into talking about Trump's daughter Ivanka and her alternative complicit definition, mocking her for her interview with Gayle King on Wednesday's CBS This Morning.
"You can't just reverse the definition to make yourself sound better," he said. "That's like saying, 'If being a Nazi means fighting for civil rights, then yeah, I'm a huge Nazi.'"