“All in good fun, and it was over,” the “Late Show” host said. “But now it has re-blossomed into an ongoing national scandal that we’re calling Applegate (Not Christina).”
Trump on Friday reportedly told GOP donors at his Florida resort that he got the name right but had said “Cook” really fast and people missed it.
Then, on Twitter, he offered yet another explanation, admitting he said it that way but because it was “an easy way to save time & words.”
Colbert isn’t buying it.
“Mr. President, words don’t just disappear from the middle of sentences,” Colbert said. “Unless it’s CBS bleeping me when I say excuses like this are fucking insane.”
The network, of course, bleeped out the curse word.
“Did I say ‘Apple-ing’ insane? We’ll never know,” Colbert concluded.