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Stephen Colbert’s ‘Apology’

The late-night host didn’t exactly back down from a controversial joke he made at President Trump’s expense on Monday.
Source: CBS

Stephen Colbert walked onto the stage of The Late Show Wednesday night on an ironic note of triumph. “Am I still the host?” he jokingly asked the bandleader Jon Batiste. “I’m still the host!” he affirmed, raising his arms in triumph. For not the first time in his late-night career, Colbert had been the target of an online campaign to fire him on the basis of a joke many deemed offensive. #FireColbert, the hashtag of choice this time around, was largely a storm in a Twitter teacup. But it was a

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