A year until the day after he “tears the script” to provide a tempered excitement of Donald Trump and the Republican Party on a live episode of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert revealed he had virtually no commercial intent that night after “every advertiser” pulled out of the broadcast.
“At the last minute, we got a new sponsor,” he added on Thursday night. “So I want to salute the true heroes of January 6, 2021: CBS Ad Sales.”
From there, the host went on to praise President Joe Biden for the “really powerful speech” he gave. marked the anniversary, during which he repeatedly criticized his predecessor without ever uttering his name. “That’s right, say it, Joe!” Colbert exclaimed. “That’s the Joe Biden I remember! That’s the Joe Biden we stole in this election — I mean voted for! ”
Of course, Biden’s decision to omit Trump’s name didn’t stop the former president from publicly complaining that he was “using my name today to try to further divide America.”
“No, he didn’t,” Colbert replied. “He didn’t use your name once, you nimrod.”
“Now, there have been some notable absences from today’s ceremony,” he added later. “In a moment of moving silence for the officers who lost their lives, there were only two Republicans on the House floor. Other Republican legislators have chosen to recreate January 6 by hiding in fear.
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