Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert performed a mock interview with God on Wednesday to ridicule the idea of President Donald Trump’s claiming religious authority to take out North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.
Colbert used the irreverent bit to deride Pastor Robert Jeffress’ claim that “God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-un.” Colbert’s satirical depiction of God claimed that he was “always on America’s side when it comes to blowing stuff up,” and referred to Jesus as his “hippie son.”
Colbert, a practicing Catholic, used the skit to argue that Jesus’ teachings on “love and forgiveness” directly contradicted Jeffress’ claim that “God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil.”
The skit also mocked Trump for his Tuesday declaration that “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.”
“They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump added.
Colbert equated Jeffress’ and Trump’s statements with a characterization of God that only speaks English, prefers Wendy’s Baconator sandwiches, and who wouldn’t mind the annihilation of humanity via nuclear war.
“Humans have had a good run,” said Colbert’s depiction of God. “Why not let radioactive toads have a turn?”
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