CBS funnyman Stephen Colbert revealed to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper the array of reasons that President Donald Trump — who Colbert says is guilty of heresy, “the greatest sin” — isn’t welcome on his late-night show.
“The quick answer would be no,” Colbert replies when asked if the president would be invited back on his show. “It would be hard for me to be properly respectful of the office because I think that he is so disrespectful of the office. It’s very hard to perceive him as I want want to perceive a president. So I think just for safety sake, it wouldn’t be a good idea.”
President Trump, who last appeared on Colbert’s show in September 2015, has been a constant target of the former Comedy Central host. Less than six months into his tenure, Trump scolded Colbert, calling him a “no talent” hack whose show’s ratings were tanking before he made the president the focal point of his profanity-filled monologues. One such rant saw Colbert say the only thing President Trump’s mouth “is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.” ...
“As you know, as a raised Catholic,” Colbert said to Cooper, “the greatest sin is actually heresy, because not only are you astray from the right path, you’re inviting, you’re encouraging other people to come with you on that path. So specifically heresy is, like, proselytizing for the devil.”