Stephen Colbert
For him to cast a dark shadow on our most sacred right from the briefing room in the White House — our house, not his — that is devastating. — Stephen Colbert, late night host
Stephen Colbert broke down in tears and called Trump a fascist after the president's conspiracy-laden rant at the White House
  • The late night host Stephen Colbert broke down during Thursday's monologue over President Donald Trump's grievance-filled rant from the White House press briefing room hours earlier.
  • On Thursday evening as the Democratic nominee Joe Biden led him in the race for the White House, Trump told reporters he was cheated out of the election, complained about polls, falsely declared himself the winner, and suggested without evidence that widespread voter and election fraud took place.
  • "For him to cast a dark shadow on our most sacred right from the briefing room in the White House — our house, not his — that is devastating," said Colbert, tearing up.
  • He also called on Republicans to denounce the president's unfounded claims.
  • "You only survived this up until now because a lot of voters didn't want to believe everything that was obvious to so many of us, that Donald Trump is a fascist," he said, adding that the GOP needs to "get off the Trump train" because "it's not a passenger train, and he'll load you on it sometime, too."