Well, yes. And no.
Earlier this week, Carlson again dubbed Avenatti the “creepy porn lawyer” as he criticized “The View” for dedicating three segments to him and Daniels.
Avenatti responded on Twitter:
Colbert couldn’t help but be faux outraged at the reply.
“That is a low blow, Avenatti. You leave Tucker alone,” he sarcastically said.
“Do you think he likes being a hypocrite? No, but it’s part of his job. Yes, over the years, Tucker has debased himself. He has degraded his reputation by saying disgusting things with his mouth all in front a camera for the cheap thrills of an audience of old men just for a few dollars, but he needed the money. Look, all I’m saying is being Tucker Carlson is a legitimate profession. You just shudder to think of your children growing up to do it. He’s somebody’s little boy.”
Colbert’s show was pre-taped Thursday, so he didn’t even get into Avenatti’s showdown with Carlson on his show that night.
Check out the clip here: