Stephen Colbert has slammed Trump’s “pardons,” and they’re not all the Thanksgiving kind.
After lightly roasting the president’s antics during the annual turkey pardon, The Late Show host turned his attention to the bigger “pardon” on everyone’s minds.
Colbert pointed out that the CIA is preparing a report that is expected to connect the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
But the president jumped in first on Tuesday, issuing a White House statement “standing with Saudi Arabia.”
“Apparently you can kill a Washington Post journalist and the president don’t give a damn,” said Colbert on Tuesday night.
The Late Show host then moved to lambast a section of Trump’s statement in which he wrote, “It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”
“Did Donald Trump just knowingly provide cover for a murderous autocrat?” Colbert asked. “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t.”