The Stephen Colbert we love was in rare form Wednesday night when he was asked by an audience member what one question he would ask Donald Trump. Let’s just say it’s good he wasn’t on air at the time.
“My question is, if you had Donald Trump on your show tonight, what would you ask him?” the woman who identified herself as a college student asked Wednesday, hours after the Republican presidential nominee encouraged Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Source: Raw Story
If you recall, Trump has a rather cozy relationship with the Russian dictator, Vladimir Putin. After an apparent Russian hack on the Democratic National Committee’s email server, Trump, who has exchanged praise with Putin in the past, encouraged Russia to hack some more.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said during a news conference here in an apparent reference to Mrs. Clinton’s deleted emails. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Source: New York Times
Colbert is brilliant. He could have said that he’d ask Trump about the legalities of colluding with a foreign leader to help sway the American election. He could have said he’d ask about treason. Instead, Colbert chose to ask the billionaire this:
Colbert thought about the woman’s question for a moment, apparently trying to decide whether to say his answer out loud.
“We’re not broadcasting right now, so I’d say, ‘What does Vladimir Putin’s dick taste like?’” Colbert asked.
Then the band started playing before Colbert laughed and said, “that’s a fine joke. Don’t tell your grandkids that joke.”
Here’s the video:
Colbert’s audience didn’t seem to take offense. There was a pretty healthy round of applause, although it might have been a little reserved, just out of shock. They probably aren’t used to Colbert playing blue.
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