“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:
A Biden win will likely strip Mitch McConnell of all his power: CNN
According to CNN polling analyst Harry Enten, should Joe Biden win the election on Nov. 3rd it will likely be part of a Democratic tidal wave that will also flip to the Senate to Democratic control -- and strip current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of his power.
Citing polls in which GOP incumbents are tied or trailing their Democratic opponents, Enten noted that Biden holds leads in those states and his popularity could sweep the down-ticket Democrats into the office too, handing Democrats control of the Senate to go along with the House where they are expected to remain in control.
Trump defender buried on CNN for defending GOP push to seize Supreme Court seat
On CNN Saturday, Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman tore into GOP counterpart Alice Stewart for defending the GOP's Supreme Court power grab.
"I think it's important that [Republicans] proceed without delay on this," said Stewart. "They have the constitutional obligation to do so. And the Senate and in this administration. They also have historical precedent, given the timeline, this can be done. Many have been done in a much shorter time frame, as well as voters voted Republicans to control the Senate."
"I have to ask Alice, where was that constitutional obligation when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland?" said Zimmerman. "Of course the Republicans said it would be inappropriate, it was too close to a presidential election. Let's understand ... she is being chosen by Donald Trump and Mike Pence because they want to fill that Supreme Court, because they're going to be election challenges coming up and they want to make sure they have a vote that's going to rig the court in their favor."
Colin Powell ally calls on House to begin ‘immediate’ impeachment hearings on Bill Barr
Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday Morning with Ali Velshi, former Colin Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should immediately begin impeachment hearings against Attorney General Bill Barr.
After discussing Donald Trump's threat to not strep down peacefully should he lose in November, Wilkerson turned his ire on Barr who has been accused of acting like the president's personal attorney.
Addressing Trump's riling up his base with accusations of election theft, Wilkerson said, "This is a very, very dicey situation that he's creating, and I don't think he's smart enough to realize that he is creating it to the extent that he is."