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Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump is "gearing up" to fire Robert Mueller

Colbert also has a prediction about people connected to Trump

Charlie May
March 20, 2018 12:21PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert believes the country is "on the brink of another crisis" and that President Donald Trump is "gearing up" to fire special counsel "and guy wondering how much he'll get for his book deal," Robert Mueller.

It comes after a weekend in which Trump blasted Mueller on Twitter, and after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.


"By the way," Colbert said directly to Trump, "every time Mueller announces indictments, many Democrats are hardened."

Because of McCabe's firing, Colbert joked that "we know Trump is in a firing mood." He went on to note that McCabe was fired two days before his retirement.

"No, no, no, wrong," Colbert said. "If you want to get rid of a cop two days before his retirement, you don't fire him, you send him out on one last job with a rookie."

McCabe stands to lose his pension, which is worth $60,000 per year. "That's, like, half a porn star payment," the late-night host joked, in reference to the president's $130,000 "hush" payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels over an alleged extramarital affair.

Colbert pointed out that to avoid looking as if he would impede or shut down the Russia investigation, all Trump had to was not "dance on McCabe's grave." So, naturally, Trump wrote a tweet about it.


"And Mr. Trump knows a lot about choirboys," Colbert said. "Because everyone who works for him is going to sing."

Watch the full segment below:

Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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