Colbert on Trump's new campaign chief Steve Bannon: "If you haven't heard of Breitbart News, that means you do not have a racist uncle on Facebook"

"And now the gloves are off," Colbert said of Bannon's strategy for Trump going forward, "the tiny, tiny gloves"

Published August 23, 2016 1:16PM (EDT)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Monday night returned from a two-week hiatus and caught up with the goings-on within GOP nominee Donald Trump's campaign, which recently saw the resignation of its shadowy chair, Paul Manafort, amid reports he'd been paid millions by a former Ukrainian dictatorship.

Enter "Breitbart News chief and lesbian haircut model" Steve Bannon, "who effectively replaced Manafort as the campaign's latest "Trump wrangler."

"If you haven't heard of Breitbart News," Colbert explained, "that means you do not have a racist uncle on Facebook."

Bannon's reported persona mirrors Trump's original campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, whom Manafort pushed out in March.

"Bannon thinks the reason Trump is behind in the polls is that he's been too civil," Colbert continued. "And now the gloves are off — the tiny, tiny gloves."

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By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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