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Stephen Colbert has tackled the many twists surrounding White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon over the last few days.
This week, the White House announced that Bannon had been removed from the National Security Council by President Donald Trump. It said the former Breitbart News editor was there to suss out holdovers from President Barack Obama’s administration and he had achieved his goal.
“I’m not sure if he accomplished his goal,” Colbert said on Thursday’s “Late Show.” “There are still some Muslims in America.”
Soon after the announcement, reports began to proliferate about a power struggle between Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who sources claimed was behind Bannon’s removal from the National Security Council.
“How many jobs does that kid have?” Colbert asked about Kushner.
Colbert shared one report of the clash between the two men, which said that Bannon refers to Kushner as a “cuck” behind his back. The host then gave Bannon, who reportedly threatened to quit if he was removed from the council, a dose of his own medicine.
“Wait a second, Steve Bannon, you threatened to quit if you got kicked off the National Security Council, then you got kicked off and you didn’t quit? That’s a TCM bro,” Colbert said as the words “Total Cuck Move” appeared on the screen between two pictures of Bannon’s head.
Watch Colbert slam Bannon in the video below: