The “Late Show” host praised President Biden’s widely panned speech on the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that has seen the Taliban swiftly retake control of the country. Biden returned from vacation on Monday to defend the botched troop withdrawal he ordered.
“He’s right,” Colbert said. “Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a civil war in Afghanistan? We’ve got our own on Capitol Hill.”
Stephen Colbert likens Trump voters to the Taliban: “Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a Civil War in Afghanistan? We’ve got our own on Capitol Hill.” pic.twitter.com/XztIatECGS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 17, 2021
As Colbert made the comment, the audience laughed when an image from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot appeared on screen.- READ MORE