We all know that President Donald Trump is “a hothead, loose cannon, powder keg, dump truck, pull tab” — so said Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Accordingly, he needs to be counseled by someone who is “even-keeled”, Colbert said — like Alex Jones, the far-right conspiracy theorist who is “apparently taking on a new role as occasional information source and validator” for Trump, according to a recent report in the New York Times.
But is Jones — who believes plastic in juice boxes has led to a rise in homosexuality — really suited for such a role? Of course not.
Colbert presented a slew of clips that captured a furious, red-faced Jones shouting various absurdities on his nutty InfoWars show.
“I’m animated, I’m alive, my heart’s big, it’s got hot blood going through it fast! I like to fight too! I like to eat! I like to have children! I’m here! I’ve got a life force! I’m a human! This is what we look like! This is what we act like! This is what everybody was like before us! This is what I am!” raged a furious, red-faced Jones.
Colbert, face up close to the camera, spat back: “This is why you don’t mix steroids with peyote! This is why!”
In what was probably one of the easier tasks of the day for Colbert’s production team, a compilation of outlandish and offensive InfoWars clips ensued, in which Jones asserted that two-thirds of the frogs in Houston are bisexual, every major Western country was involved in 9/11, Sandy Hook was fake and the Orlando nightclub attack was a false flag.
Colbert closed his attack on Jones by noting that InfoWars is trying to qualify for a press credential.
“So to those of you working in the White House press pool, you’re going to want to get some ear plugs and a poncho,” he said.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.