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Colbert Believes That Being a Straight White Man in America Is a ‘Dark Feeling’

Leftist late-night host also predictably went after President Donald Trump in a recent magazine interview

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In a Rolling Stone interview published on Wednesday, the liberal late-night host Stephen Colbert said that straight, white Christian Americans should not feel good about themselves right now.

Asked about his 10-year stint as the host of the leftist “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, Colbert jumped into a rambling answer.

He said a “dark feeling” should come with being proud of being a straight, white, Christian American.

This was actually two things.

Colbert was making a confession — and he was asking a question at the same time.

“It had a thesis statement about what feels right to you, as opposed to what is supported by fact. That’s the thesis statement of the entire 10 years. But the question was, why am I, Stephen Colbert — white, male, straight, Christian, American — a hegemonic figure? In my life, I don’t just mean in character,” the comedian said in the interview.

He continued, “I’m like, ‘Yeah, f*** yeah, me, me. Me, white, male Christian, American, straight. Number one!’ That is a dark feeling, because it is indulging in an appetite for yourself.”

He added, “It’s very possessive, it’s very consumptive, it’s pornographic, and so the confession is: Yes, I have these feelings as well. But the question is: Why are those feelings indulged in America?”

The 54-year-old comedian also predictably went after President Donald Trump in this discussion.

He said the president “lives in this fantasy world where only his emotions count and therefore only his reality is real.”

Sounds like a problem the late-night host can relate to for sure.

Colbert has long gone after Trump for the past two years or more, as LifeZette has reported extensively.

In May of this year, for example, Colbert did a grueling four and a half minute monologue on the Russia collusion investigation and the president’s call for the Department of Justice to look into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

He said the president “lives in this fantasy world where only his emotions count and therefore only his reality is real.”

“Maybe, if you didn’t collude … If you did collude, well, that’s a pretty big potato,” said Colbert in that segment. “So Trump summons Rosenstein and Wray to the White House and says, ‘You’ve got nothing. Can I see what you got?’ And here’s the thing. They’re going to do it. They’re going to show the evidence to congressional Republicans, and no Democrats. But it’s not political,” said Colbert.

He also said in that same segment, “It’s all perfectly innocent, according to Trump lawyer and [the] man seeing the evidence against Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani. Rudy says — Rudy says that Trump, the target of the investigation, didn’t call the meeting. He called the meeting in his official capacity as president. Yes, Donald Trump is kind of wearing two hats in this investigation. One is president, and the other is criminal.”

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