Stephen Colbert pleads with Trump: 'Please don't take Sean Spicer from us'


Stephen Colbert has many quarrels with President Trump, but his latest plea with POTUS is simple: Do not fire Sean Spicer.

It might not be for the reasons one suspects, however. Colbert will miss Spicer's special combination of "veiled anger and condescension," he explained on Monday's Late Show.

The late-night host was responding to Trump's interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro, in which the president avoided questions about whether or not White House press secretary Sean Spicer would get fired.

"I have to say something here, Donald Trump, if you're watching. First of all, you're a bad president, please resign," Colbert said quickly to loud applause from the audience.

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"Second of all," he continued, "please please please don't take Sean Spicer from us! Where am I going to get my daily dose of veiled anger and condescension?"

He also had a problem with Trump's idea that he might just host his own conferences.

"Sir, please don't do your own press conferences," Colbert said. "They're always such fountains of eloquence and bastions of dignity. What would we make jokes about the next day?"

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