Looks like Steve is getting a little of his own medicine and might actually come away with a hard earned lesson on how not to late nite talk show comedy; first and foremost to remember that that's what he is. A comedian.
“Let me introduce you to something we call The Tiffany Way,” Colbert told Trump, in absentia, that night. “When you insult one member of the CBS family you insult us all.”
Then, Colbert got down to business:
“Mr. Trump, I love your presidency. I call it Disgrace the Nation.”
“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine.”
“You have more people marching against you than cancer.”
“You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster.”
Two days later, Colbert opened the show telling viewers, “if you saw my monologue on Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return.
“I don’t regret that,” Colbert grinned. His studio audience erupted in wild applause and cheers.
“He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.
“So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. Now, I’m not going to repeat the phrase. I just want to say, for the record: life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is, to me, an American hero. And I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else – but, that.”