“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert cracked up at Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ epic flub during Tuesday’s White House press briefing.
Sanders was asked if she can guarantee that a tape doesn’t exist of the president saying the N-word. She could not. Instead, she said that she didn’t have to because the president already answered that question on Twitter.
“I know, it’s terrible. If this shocking allegation is true, it would undeniably make some of his fans happy,” Colbert said. “Others would go, ‘I don’t like that he’s a racist, but, you know, taxes.'”
He characterized her briefing as “coming down on the side of….eh.”
When reporters asked her to confirm that she can’t guarantee it, Sanders said she hasn’t “been in every single room.”
“Is there a special room where he says it?” Colbert wanted to know. “Please, please, please tell me it’s not the Lincoln Bedroom.”
Colbert then knocked the president’ tweet Monday evening saying that he spoke to former executive producer Mark Burnett, who said that there is no tape where he used the N-word.
“Well, that settles it. A guy called him and told him it’s not on tape,” Colbert said. “You know what they say, ‘If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it say the N-word, is it racist?”
He went on to agree with “HuckaSand” that Trump is an “equal opportunity insulter.”
It reminded him of a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote: “I have a dream that one day the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will sit down at the table of brotherhood and Mark Burnett does not record it.”
Trump then claimed that the word wasn’t even in his vocabulary, which Colbert said probably means the word is where his taxes are stashed.
When it came to Trump’s use of the word “dog” to attack Omarosa, Colbert said that they found several cases in which Trump has called someone a dog. The attack was so frequent that it made the CBS host wonder why he hates dogs so much.
“He should love dogs. You don’t have to pay to watch them pee,” he joked.
Watch the opener below:
US sanctions Chinese oil trader for violating Iran restrictions: Pompeo
The United States is placing a leading Chinese oil importer on its sanctions blacklist for trading in Iranian crude, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday.
"As part of that maximum pressure campaign, I am announcing that the United States is imposing sanctions on the Chinese entity Zhuhai Zhenrong and its chief executive Youmin Li," Pompeo said in a speech.
"They violated US law by accepting crude oil," he said.
The announcement was the latest step by Washington to ratchet up economic pressure on Tehran over its alleged military activities in the Middle East and its nuclear program by taking aim at business partners.
Trump says he could win Afghanistan war ‘in a week’ by wiping country ‘off the face of the Earth’
President Donald Trump said that he could win the war in Afghanistan in a week if the country was "wiped off the face of the Earth."
Trump made the remarks on Monday during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minsister Imran Khan, according to a White House pool report.
“I could win that war in a week," Trump reportedly said. "I don’t want to kill 10 million people. Afghanistan could be wiped off the face of the Earth. I don’t want to go that route.”
Just in, Trump’s comments on Afgahanistan, via pooler @DavidNakamura: “I could win that war in a week. I don’t want to kill 10 million people. Afghanistan could be wiped off the face of the earth. I don’t want to go that route.”
French inventor to hover across English Channel on ‘flyboard’
A French inventor aims to soar across the English Channel this week on a jet-powered "flyboard", despite authorities warning the stunt is a danger to shipping.
Former jet-skiing champion Franky Zapata has pledged to go ahead on Thursday on his device, which can reach speeds up to 190 kilometres an hour (118 mph).
It will come 10 days days after the entrepreneur wowed crowds when he flew above the Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris in front of President Emmanuel Macron for the annual July 14 military parade.
But authorities are divided over the daredevil venture, which will mark 110 years to the day since Frenchmen Louis Bleriot made the first aeroplane flight across the Channel.