On Wednesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert went in on Alex Jones, the far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist who seems to have the president’s ear. Colbert opened his monologue with Trump jokes, as usual. “I hope that doesn’t upset Donald Trump, because he’s a bit of a hothead, loose cannon, powder keg, dump truck, which is why it’s important for him to be counseled by people who are even-keeled,” he explained
“Unfortunately, he’s talking to some jerk named Alex Jones, the far-right conspiracy theorist who is apparently taking on a new role as occasional information source and validator for Trump, with whom he sometimes speaks on the phone.” He then cued up clips of Jones spouting a bit of unhinged nonsense.
“This is why you don’t mix steroids with peyote!” Colbert shouted, mocking Jones. “I don’t know how to explain this, but just watching that clip, he somehow got spittle on me.”
“Now, obviously, it’s not fair to judge a guy on one isolated, dumb-ass clip, so here’s a bunch of them,” he said, before playing a number of clips of Jones going off on everything from 9/11 conspiracies to gay frogs.