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Gingrich Says Comedians Everywhere Are Too Angry To Be Funny About POTUS

Stephen Colbert got a lot of flak for his opening monologue last week that was essentially a blow-up at President Donald Trump. After thoroughly disrespecting the president in a rant numerous outraged people shot back at the comedian and even called for his termination. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in on Colbert's tantrum while pointing to a broader problem.

Gingrich appeared on 'Fox News Sunday' and told host Chris Wallace that celebrities aren't funny in their criticism of the president because they're still sucking sour grapes over their preferred candidate losing the election.

"The problem you have with humor in America today is that Hollywood is so enraged at Donald Trump that they can't be funny," Gingrich explained. "All they've got is pure anger. And that's what's coming out in this stuff."

Colbert, host of the 'Late Show' on CBS, let loose on the president after Mr. Trump's interview with John Dickerson of CBS aired Monday. Dickerson pressed the president on his claims that Obama carried out surveillance on him during the election, so Trump ended the interview abruptly and walked away from him.

That seemed to kick Colbert off. "Mr. President, I love your presidency, I call it 'Disgrace That Nation,'" the comedian said. "You're not the POTUS, you're the 'gloat-us'."

Colbert referred to Trump as a 'prick-tator' and started flinging insults at the Commander In Chief. "You have more people marching against you than cancer... The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c--k holster."

Gingrich says Hollywood's elite are still so enraged at Trump winning that 'they exhibit their anger as almost a pathology on late-night television and you're supposed to laugh because, after all, they're comedians."

"They ain't funny because they're too angry to be funny," the former Speaker of the House concluded.

Fox News host Brit Hume, also on the round-table panel, added, "And if he had something, he or any other comedian had said something like that with regard to Barack Obama, you can bet the guy would be – or the woman would be on the unemployment chain," Hume said, pointing out how liberals attacking conservatives is more tolerated in entertainment culture."

The FCC is currently reviewing complaints about Colbert. Hume doesn't believe Colbert should be fired for his comments, though. "What I think should happen is, that people should be repelled by it and tune him out and that will take care of the matter," Hume said.

Source: Mail Online
Photo: Flickr/ Patrick Gensel

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