“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert came back from a 10-day vacation ready to skewer Donald Trump for his racist rant about the judge in the Trump University case.
“The mascot is so offensive, we can’t even show it,” Colbert began in his mockery of Trump U.”It’s just two orange balls. Because, folks, he’s got a swingin’ pair of ’em.”
He played the clip of the bizarre interview CNN’s Jake Tapper did with Trump, who said the judge can’t be impartial because he has Mexican heritage and “I’m building a wall and it’s a wall between Mexico, not another country.”
“That’s important, between Mexico, not another country,” Colbert began. “Proof Trump doesn’t like Mexico and can’t name another country.”
In discussing Judge Gonzalo Curiel, Colbert said that he comes from the “obscure Mexican province of Indiana,” which has raised further questions about Trump’s comments surrounding race. “Trump’s point is he cannot be judged by a member of any group that he has offended. So, that means no Mexican judges, no Muslim judges, no Asian judges, no women judges unless she’s a 10. Trump has insulted the Pope, so no Catholic judges. He called everyone in Iowa stupid, so no judges that eat corn. You know what? Maybe Trump might be more comfortable if he couldn’t tell the judge’s race or gender. Maybe cover the judge up in an unbiased robe. Maybe make it a white robe with a matching hood, that seems about right.”
Colbert said that the whole ordeal was difficult for him to judge as racist because his own Irish heritage “makes me want to fight anyone who looks that much like a potato.”
But there is one group Trump is trying to finesse. Calling him “my African-American,” Trump highlighted a man at his rally who turns out not to even be a Trump supporter. Sure, it might be shocking, but “Trump did say he was going to start acting presidential,” Colbert said. “‘Look at my African-American’ does sound like something Thomas Jefferson might have said.”
Check out the full video below: