Daily Show alumni Stephen Colbert has been one of the most vocal opponents of American conservatism to reach stardom in recent years.
From his satirical take on Bill O’Reilly via The Colbert Report, to his latest stint as the host of The Late Show, the actor and comedian has been extremely forceful in his disdain of the right wing. As with most angry leftists, Colbert’s vehement vitriol has turned into sharp, biting attacks of President Trump and his America First agenda.
It’s no surprise then, that when Stephen Colbert returned to late night television this week after a brief vacation, that he had a great deal of ammunition for his war against our nation’s Commander in Chief.
In an effort to right by the radical left’s “resistance” to Donald Trump, Colbert hammered the President on a myriad of subjects. Nothing was off-limits as the comedian laid into the firing of Steve Bannon, the events of Charlottesville, and Trump’s visits to Texas during the recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey. While the idea of lambasting the President over his time in Texas is crude enough, Colbert upped the ante with one ridiculously despicable hand gesture.
During a bit in which Colbert was blasting Steve Bannon for defending the President over his remarks on Charlottesville, this happened:
“Bannon also defended President Trump’s heavily criticized reaction to the neo-Nazi march on Charlottesville, with the president stating there was violence ‘on many sides’ and ‘good people’ on both sides.
“’By the way, after the Charlottesville situation—that’s what I told John Kelly—I was the only guy that came out and tried to defend him. I was the only guy that said, “He’s talking about something that’s… taking it up to a higher level,”‘ muttered Bannon.
“’Yeah, he’s definitely taking it to a higher level. I’d say his support is about up there. Right around here,’ said Colbert, delivering the Nazi salute. ‘Or over here,’ he added, delivering another Nazi salute. ‘Somewhere up there.’”
Colbert and his fellow leftists have long been insinuating that the President, Donald Trump, is a Nazi apologist, or possibly a neo-Nazi himself; an absurd claim on its face that has spawned a great number of copycat liberal sentiment.
Of course, this is all done to appease Colbert’s viewers and his entertainment industry overlords, the bulk of both groups being far left of the American populace. Their attempts to coerce the nation into their political ideology has ramped up in the age of Trump, due in no small part to the President’s effectiveness as a Washington outsider for whom the regular political rules do not apply. Trump is very simply a threat to Colbert and the political system behind his fame, and for that, the President will continue to be ridiculed.