Stephen Colbert Defends Fox News After Trump Calls It ‘Fake News’


It takes a lot for Stephen Colbert to come to Fox News’ defense. But an unprecedented attack from President Donald Trump was apparently enough.

“Trump’s rally tonight has added urgency because everyone’s talking about how bad his poll numbers are,” the Late Show host said on Tuesday, referring to the president’s big 2020 campaign kickoff event in Orlando, Florida.

In this case, “everyone” includes Fox News host Bret Baier, who recently reported his network’s own polling data that shows Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in several battleground states. “Ouch,” Colbert said in response. “Fox News, you pledged to be there for him for better or worse. You keep this up, he’s going to leave you for a younger network.”

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