'What The Hell Are You Talking About?' Stephen Colbert Gives Trump A Riot Fact-Check
According to reports, President Donald Trump blames "antifa people" for last week's deadly violence in the US Capitol, carried out by his own supporters. So Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, stepped in with a fact check on Tuesday night.
"What the hell are you talking about?" Asked Colbert, adding:
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“You invited these rioters to your rally in Washington. They wore your shirts, your hats and waved your flag. And they cheered when you told them to march on the Capitol. "
Colbert said future neurologists would hold up pictures of the riot, show Trump supporters in Trump gear and wave Trump flags, then ask them to name the people in the picture.
"And if they don't say, 'They're MAGA people,' you know it's time to take your car keys away," he said.
Colbert also played an excerpt from a press conference given by Steven D'Antuono, assistant director of the FBI's Washington branch, describing the arrests and investigations as "just the tip of the iceberg". Colbert called that a fitting metaphor.
"The MAGA crowd has a lot in common with icebergs: cold, white and when the heat is on they just melt before your eyes," he said.
Check out his full monologue below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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