Colbert mocks Trump for comments on booing at National Football League game

Emmett Rice
September 29, 2017

And no one said it better than Stephen Colbert, who in his show on Monday night, strongly disagreed. Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.

Colbert then addressed the president's tweetstorm regarding the Dallas Cowboys' whole team kneeling before the anthem, which included a tweet that read: " The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its knees, was the loudest I have ever heard".

"This prompted a response from LeBron James himself", Meyers said, showing a tweet from the Cavaliers star that read, :"U bum". "Donald Trump is our first NC-17 president".

Noah concluded that because Trump called out Kaepernick "in a way that he never did to the Nazis in Charlottesville" that this had "everything to do with race".

Noah summarized the news by saying he didn't know "if Trump is racist". "There should be a flag on that play, and I'm going to say a Confederate flag".

He also pointed out how many of Trump's comments, such as insulting John McCain and the family of fallen soldier Humayun Khan, are truly disrespectful to the country. "That's the kind of shit they would do if they were trying to disrespect the country". Saying that kneeling is a protest against the flag is like saying Ghandi's hunger strikes were a protest against snacking.

It's a question he's asked before that's been answered in many different ways-Noah joked that for him the flawless time is right before lunch-but in the wake of this past weekend's protests it's become relevant once again.

Colbert also had a good time on his show looking at how National Basketball Association players criticized Trump over the past week.

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Seth Meyers dedicated an entire "Closer Look" segment to the controversy, noting that despite the fact that nuclear tensions are escalating with North Korea and 3 million Americans are now without power in Puerto Rico, "President Trump decided what our nation needed most this past weekend was one more fucking thing for us to deal with".

Noah also took issue with Stevie Wonder and black National Football League players being called "ungrateful" by conservative commentators for taking a knee.

Ungrateful to whom? I'm fascinated by that concept. Because when a white billionaire spends a year screaming that America is a disaster, he's "in touch with the country"-but when a black man kneels quietly, he should be grateful for the successes that America has allowed him to have?" "It nearly feels like white people earn the money but black people are given it".

"It's wrong to do it in the streets, it's wrong to do it in the tweets". You can not do it if you've kneeled. Because there's one thing that's a fact.

"You think black Americans are free from the worry of being shot by agents of the state?" asked Noah in disbelief.

On NBC's Late Night, both host Seth Meyers and writer Amber Ruffin took on Trump's comments.

"Listen to this: "Donald Trump is President".

He then mocked Trump's assurance that this had "nothing to do with race." When black athletes peacefully protest racism and police brutality, Trump has no trouble summoning his outrage. "If Donald Trump's greatest concern is the disrespecting of the American flag, you know what should really piss him off?"

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