On Monday night, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert reprised his “Werd” segment — a slightly tweaked version of his former “Colbert Report” segment “The Word” — to criticise Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s controversial response to the speech of Khizr Kahn at the Democratic National Convention.
Kahn and his wife Ghazala Khan, the parents of a a Muslim US Army captain killed in Iraq, called Trump out at the DNC over his calls to ban Muslims, and Trump’s response to the situation drew the ire of Colbert and the media at large.
Colbert ripped into Trump’s claims that Ghazala Khan “maybe wasn’t allowed” to speak at the convention because she’s a Muslim wife.
“Yes, Trump knows a good husband allows his wife to say something,” Colbert responsed, with a “Werd” text punchline that read: “… That Michelle Obama Already Said.”
Colbert went on to repudiate the Trump campaign’s history of making controversial statements and following them up with ideas that are “even crazier” to make the country forget about previous scandals.
The “Late Show” host summed up his take on the situation in a couple succint “Werd” nicknames for Trump: “D-Bag” and “P.O.S.”
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