Stephen Colbert took Trump to task for his response to Charlottesville

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Stephen Colbert delivering his monologue. CBS

In Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Monday, the host went after Trump for being slow to condemn the white supremacist “Unite the Right” protesters in Charlottesville this past weekend.

Saturday, white supremacist protesters marched in Charlottesville, Virginia for the “Unite the Right” rally that resulted in three deaths. One of those was Heather Heyer, who was killed when a “Unite the Right” protester drove his car into a group of counter-protestors.

In Colbert’s monologue, he addressed the white supremacist rally and criticised Trump for taking two days to condemn Neo-Nazism and white supremacy. 

“You know what’s not hard to say? Nazis are bad,” Colbert said.  

Colbert slammed the president for saying he condemned “many sides” of the protest initially. Colbert asked how Trump could condemn anyone if he doesn’t say who he’s condemning. 

Colbert went on to say that Trump is usually so quick to react to the things that he hates, and began listing off a number of things that Trump had been very vocal about disliking in the past, from Hillary Clinton to the movie “Django Unchained.”

Colbert’s episode, which also featured the first interview with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci since his firing, made “The Late Show” the highest-rated Monday telecast since Colbert took over, according to Variety.

You can watch Colbert’s opening monologue here: