CBS late-night show host Stephen Colbert noted Monday that President Donald Trump would bump the ABC show Black-ish with his prime-time Oval Office address.
“Okay. So people tuning in to see ‘Blackish’ will have to watch a ‘Racisht,'” Stephen Colbert joked on his CBS show.
Colbert on the president's prime-time speech tonight: "Okay. So people tuning in to see 'Blackish' will have to watch a 'Racisht.'" pic.twitter.com/mh25eERHdO
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 8, 2019
President Trump’s speech begins at 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, the same time as ABC’s comedy show Blackish and other prime-time TV shows.
In 2014, Trump criticized the show’s name, describing it as “racism at highest level.”
How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled "Blackish"? Can you imagine the furor of a show, "Whiteish"! Racism at highest level?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2014
Colbert also ripped his own network on Monday after CBS agreed to air the president’s speech.
“My network will be carrying Trump’s Wall speech live,” he complained. “So at 9pm Tuesday, tune into CBS to See B.S.”
My network will be carrying Trump’s Wall speech live. So at 9pm Tuesday, tune into CBS to See B.S.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 8, 2019
On his show Monday, Colbert ripped Donald Trump for the ongoing partial government shutdown and the president’s claim that government employees would “make adjustments” as the fight continued.
“Yes, I agree,” Colbert quipped. “Adjustments must be made. Starting in November of 2020.”