Politics | June 30, 2017 9:38 am

In Response to Trump’s Tweets, Stephen Colbert’s Most Scathing Monologue Yet

The comedian said he was 'shocked' by the president's personal attacks on Mika Brzezinski.

Stephen Colbert hosting the 'Late Show,' June 29, 2017. (CBS/YouTube)
Stephen Colbert hosting the 'Late Show,' June 29, 2017. (CBS/YouTube)

During his Thursday night monologue, Late Show host Stephen Colbert told audience members he was “shocked” by a pair of the president’s tweets that took very personal jabs at Morning Joe co-hosts Mike Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

“This is shocking and vicious. So, on-brand,” Colbert said scathingly. “Someone (is) bleeding badly at your door, and you say no? Sounds like your health care plan.”

President Trump tweeted Thursday that “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” was “bleeding badly from a facelift” when she and “Psycho Joe” Scarborough visited Mar-a-Lago three nights late last year. The comments sparked outrage both on and off Twitter, prompting several GOP senators and House Speaker Paul Ryan to publicly denounce the personal nature of the president’s tweets.

“Obviously I don’t see that as an appropriate comment,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Thursday. “What we’re trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the debate. And this obviously doesn’t help do that.”

Brzezinski and Scarborough have since responded at length to the Trump’s accusations. Several outlets had called the flap a “new low” for the president. But Colbert disagreed…. sort of.

“No, it’s the same low. We’re at a cruising altitude of, like, the bottom of the Mariana Trench right now. There are giant squid looking down at America.”