Donald Trump isn’t exactly a forgiving man. Now that he’s been elected president, it looks like there may be hell to pay for those who spoke out against him, but Stephen Colbert isn’t backing down. The host of The Late Show spoke about Trump’s transition into power, noting that many of his cabinet appointees are even worse than you can imagine. Everyone from Donald Trump Jr. to Ben Carson to Sarah Palin (yes, Sarah Palin) is in the running for a position of some sort.
That’s not the end of it, though. Do you remember Omarosa? In case you need a reminder, she was a drama queen contestant on President-Elect Trump’s reality show, The Apprentice, and she was great in that role. Now, though, she’s involved in the transition team, and she has some choice things to say about those who have wronged Trump before.
“Mr. Trump has a long memory and we’re keeping a list,” she told the Independent Journal Review. “It’s so great our enemies are making themselves clear so that when we get into the White House, we know where we stand.”
Aside from the obvious paranoia this quote implies, there are also implications about abuses of power. Of course, Colbert noted that there were certain late-night hosts who had made fun of Trump over the course of the campaign.
“It was Sam Bee and Seth Meyers! They’re the ones who said all those horrible things about you. I was just joking the whole time. All hail our glorious leader. Giant hands. You’ve got giant hands!” Colbert pleaded, before stepping back, taking a pause, and concluding: “ ... is what a pussy would say.”
If Trump wants to make a list of enemies, he’s welcome to, but Colbert and others like him aren’t going to let him scare them off. Check out Colbert’s full monologue above.