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Under fire, Colbert refuses to apologize for disgusting Trump-Putin comment as #FireColbert campaign grows

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Stephen Colbert (Screengrab: MRC TV)

On Wednesday, CBS late night talker Stephen Colbert issued a statement in which he refused to apologize for a disgusting comment he made about the relationship between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Meanwhile, Fox News said, a Twitter campaign to fire the talk show host is gaining steam.

According to The Hill:

Colbert will open his show Wednesday night by saying: ”Welcome to ‘The Late Show.’ I’m your host, Stephen Colbert. Still? I am still the host? I’m still the host!!,” according to an advance transcript provided to USA Today.

Colbert slammed the president for abruptly walking out of CBS’s “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson’s interview, after the reporter pressed Trump about his claims that President Obama wiretapped him. Both Colbert and Dickerson are CBS employees, as well as friends.

“Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine,” Colbert will say Wednesday. “So at the end of that monologue, I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.”

This is what prompted the entire brouhaha:

“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert said during his profranity-laced rant, which was bleeped during the telecast. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster.”

Many demanded that CBS fire Colbert:

https://twitter.com/Hank_1972/status/859705227217432576

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One person asked:

https://twitter.com/tweetvickie/status/859984724013588480

That’s easy — when Trump became president…

“While I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be,” he said on Wednesday. “I’m not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me an American hero. I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that.”

https://twitter.com/Marc_Smash/status/859973426903007232

Bingo.

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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