Stephen Colbert Calls Trump ‘Anti-Muslim’ After Christchurch Shooting

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 10: Host, executive producer, writer Stephen Colbert speaks onstage during the 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' panel discussion at the CBS portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick …
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BEN KEW

CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert slammed President Donald Trump over his supposed lack of response to the Christchurch massacre last week, describing it as further proof that he holds anti-Muslim sentiment.

“You know, the world is still reeling from Friday’s terror attack in New Zealand on two mosques by a white supremacist in which 50 Muslim worshipers were killed,” Colbert said in his opening monologue. “All of our hearts go out to those at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques and the great people of New Zealand.”

Following the attacks, Trump took to Twitter to express his “warmest sympathy and best wishes… to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques.” He later revealed that he had spoken with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardem to offer his condolences.

“Trump has trouble showing love for things that are not him, and he has a particularly bad record with Muslims,” he explained. “So he’s in a bind. On the one hand, after a terror attack to condemn the extremist ideology of the terrorist should be a slam-dunk. On the other hand, he can’t jump.”

“Also, he never condemns the racists,” he added. “He calls himself a nationalist. I’m just saying, if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, then why does it keep goose-stepping?”

Colbert then played a clip of Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney saying: “I don’t think anybody could say that the president is anti-Muslim.”

“The president is anti-Muslim,” Colbert responded.

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