Late-night host Stephen Colbert has never shied away from bashing Donald Trump, and his latest tirade has some calling for him to lose his job.
A #FireColbert hashtag has emerged on Twitter, demanding the comedian and “Late Show” host be dismissed after a profane series of jokes about the president on his show Monday night.
Twitter users particularly took issue with Colbert’s quip that “the only thing (Trump’s) mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster,” a line some viewed as homophobic.
— Patriotic Freedom! (@Lieguld) May 3, 2017
#FireColbert because you can’t espouse liberal values and then make homophobic jokes when it suits you for ratings
— Justin S (@Justin_PS87) May 3, 2017
a man who calls himself a progressive yet makes grossly homophobic “jokes” and normalizes homophobia doesn’t deserve a platform #FireColbert
— robert (@childsoIdiers) May 3, 2017
— Annie Higgins (@Midwood49) May 3, 2017
During the monologue, Colbert also called Trump a “presi-dunce,” said he “attracts more skinheads than free Rogaine” and has “more people marching against (him) than cancer.”
Colbert’s rant was a response to Trump’s interview with CBS correspondent John Dickerson on “Face the Nation” Sunday morning. He felt the president disrespected Dickerson by cutting the interview short after being pressed about his claim that former President Obama wiretapped his phones prior to the election.