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Watch Stephen Colbert Denounce Donald Trump’s New Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

"White House chief strategist and Robert Redford dredged from a river"

After Donald Trump named Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior adviser in the White House Sunday, it seemed only natural that Stephen Colbert open Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with a critique of the appointment. The host slammed the president-elect’s pick of the executive chairman of Breitbart News within the first three minutes of his monologue, denouncing Banon’s ties to the alt-right — an extreme conservative sect that comprises white nationalism at large.

“‘Are there anti-Semitic people involved in the alt-right? Absolutely. Are there racist people involved in the alt-right? Absolutely. But I don’t believe that the movement overall is anti-Semitic,'” Colbert quoted Bannon, adding his own punch line, “So it’s not ‘overall’ anti-Semitic. Come to my party! The birthday cake is only part-turd. Eat up!”

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