“Because people aren’t vaccinating against it, what is wrong with you?” asked “The Late Show” host. “As the son of an immunologist, this might be the scariest news I have ever heard,” he added.
Colbert explained how the recent resurgence of “anti-vaxx nonsense” may be “a bit more complex” than many people initially think. He pointed to reports that Russian government-sponsored online trolls allegedly promoted anti-vaccination propaganda that may have caused the latest outbreak.
Then came the not-so-subtle dig at President Donald Trump:
“Are you telling me that Russian trolls helped promote a devastating disease that could weaken our nation? And now measles?”
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