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Colbert makes no apologies for joke about Trump being Putin’s ‘cock holster’

Colbert makes no apologies for joke about Trump being Putin’s ‘cock holster’

Stephen Colbert’s epic rant this week against Donald Trump included a controversial ‘cock holster’ joke about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin that has some conservatives claiming was homophobic.

Colbert looked into the camera on The Late Show Monday (1 May) and delivered some rapid-fire insults which included: ‘The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.’

CBS bleeped the word ‘cock.’

Aware of the outrage and a Twitter campaign to have him fired, Colbert returned to the air Wednesday (3 May) and said: ‘Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine (CBS Face the Nation host John Dickerson). 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.

‘So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. 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.’

The Colbert rant picks up steam at the 10:40 mark.