In an interview with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert delivered a line on President Donald Trump that impressed Scaramucci himself.
Colbert initially pressed Scaramucci on why Trump failed to unequivocally condemn the white supremacist groups that were connected to the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. Trump initially blamed “many sides” for the violence, only to reverse course two days later after a massive bipartisan outcry.
“Let’s be fair to him today though,” Scaramucci said. “He did condemn the Nazis today.”
“Two days later,” Colbert exclaimed. “Does he order his spine on Amazon Prime? Why did it take so long for that?”
“That’s a good line,” Scaramucci said, amid applause from the audience. “And I said yesterday that he should’ve been tougher on it.”
“I said yesterday, and I maintain that he’s got to be tougher on that stuff if he wants his legislative agenda to pass,” Scaramucci said. “He’s got to move in a more moderate direction, he’s got to appeal to people that are independent and moderates that possibly voted for him to help him ascend to the presidency.”
Scaramucci appeared on “The Late Show” Monday night and discussed some of the inner workings of the White House that he experienced during his 10-day tenure in the Trump administration, including his public rift with Trump’s then-chief of staff, Reince Priebus.