Stephen Colbert: Instead of ‘Blackish’ Show, Americans Have to Watch ‘Racisht’ Donald Trump

Talk show host Stephen Colbert performs on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena during a taping of his program, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

CBS late-night show host Stephen Colbert noted Monday that President Donald Trump would bump the ABC show Black-ish with his prime-time Oval Office address.

“Okay. So people tuning in to see ‘Blackish’ will have to watch a ‘Racisht,'” Stephen Colbert joked on his CBS show.

President Trump’s speech begins at 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the same time as ABC’s comedy show Blackish and other prime-time TV shows.

In 2014, Trump criticized the show’s name, describing it as “racism at highest level.”

Colbert also ripped his own network on Monday after CBS agreed to air the president’s speech.

“My network will be carrying Trump’s Wall speech live,” he complained. “So at 9pm Tuesday, tune into CBS to See B.S.”

On his show Monday, Colbert ripped Donald Trump for the ongoing partial government shutdown and the president’s claim that government employees would “make adjustments” as the fight continued.

“Yes, I agree,” Colbert quipped. “Adjustments must be made. Starting in November of 2020.”


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