Stephen Colbert Takes Shots at Trump in Defense of Journalists

After Trump called John Dickerson's show "Deface the Nation," Colbert fought back on the media's behalf.

Stephen Colbert took a moment to defend his network colleague, Face the Nation host John Dickerson, following President Trump's comments about the "fake media" in his interview, including calling Dickerson's show "Deface the Nation."

Colbert took issue with Trump's barbs, coming to the defense of Dickerson and journalists in general on behalf of "the CBS family." 

"John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office. And you treat him like that?" Colbert said. "Dickerson has way too much dignity to trade insults with the president of the United States to his face, but I, sir, am no John Dickerson."

"I love your presidency," he said, addressing Trump. "I call it Disgrace the Nation." 

A few of his other notes about the president, delivered in a string of jabs: 

"You're the PresiDunce, but you're turning into a real Pricktator."

"Sir, you have more people marching against you than cancer."

"You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head."

Watch Colbert's monologue below.