Stephen Colbert called out the Donald Trump supporter who chanted “Jew-S-A” at members of the media last week during a rally for the GOP nominee and claimed “we’re run by the Jews, okay.”
“It is absolutely horrifying to hear that kind of anti-Semitic language. Usually, you just read it in Yahoo! comments,” Colbert joked after playing the footage.
In an interview after the video went viral, the man — who was denounced by Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway for the comments — claimed he was not being anti-Semitic with the “Jew-S-A” chant, but instead supporting Mexican-Americans at the Trump rallies by speaking with an accent similar to theirs.
“It turns out, we had it all wrong. He wasn’t chanting Jew-S-A to target Jewish people, but to ‘show solidarity with Mexicans’ at the rally,” Colbert explained. “You know, all those Mexicans who go to Trump rallies.”
The host added, “I’m going to call this the worst excuse of all time. It’s the worst possible. I think it’s even worse than the close second. This is the second worst of all-time: ‘We weren’t burning that cross on your lawn to scare you, we just wanted you to see our really cool ghost costumes.'”