Stephen Colbert says former President Donald Trump bears a “specific accountability” for expressing and amplifying the hatred that led to this week’s lethal capturing spree in Atlanta.
Police say Robert Aaron Lengthy, 21, fatally shot eight folks, together with six ladies of Asian descent.
Colbert famous the assault comes after Trump spent a lot of 2020 utilizing anti-Asian rhetoric and slurs in entrance of his cheering throngs in try to deflect blame for his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“He’s clearly simply utilizing hate as a device guilty his personal failings on a overseas nation,” Colbert mentioned after taking part in a supercut of Trump utilizing ethnic slurs.
“This can all the time be a part of his legacy. He’ll all the time be remembered as a hateful man who left a stain not simply on the White Home pillows, however on our entire society by inviting his MAGA minions to an all-you-can-hate racist buffet.”
“I hope at some point he’ll come to know how a lot ache he’s brought about,” Colbert mentioned, earlier than correcting himself: “I’m sorry, I misinterpret that. I hope at some point he sits on his personal balls. Like, actually arduous.”
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Colbert additionally referred to as out the 12 Republican lawmakers who voted towards honoring those that protected Congress in the course of the violent Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol carried out by pro-Trump insurrectionists.
Tuesday’s vote was practically unanimous as lawmakers from each events authorized the Congressional Gold Medals.
However Colbert named and shamed the 12 who refused, calling them “The Legion Of Dumb.”
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