Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon don't buy Trump's denial he tried to 'do a coup'

Stephen Colbert noted on Thursday's Late Show that he has studiously avoided saying former President Donald Trump's name on the air and "I don't do my impression, because haven't you suffered enough?" But, he added, "there are times when you just have to slap yourself in the face, put a little cold water on the back of your neck, bear down on the bite stick, and remind yourself just how bad it was by repeating out loud the simple fact Donald Trump is a fascist. And that's not just me," Colbert said. "That's chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley."

According to a new book, Milley called Trump's attempts to overturn President Biden's victory "a Reichstag moment," Colbert said. "No surprise — the last president was very popular with the alt-reich. Of course the Reichstag fire was in 1930s Germany, when an attack on the country's legislative branch was used as a pretext to solidify fascist control. What the MAGA crowd did this year was totally different, because it was in English."

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