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Stephen Colbert responds to Trump's trans military ban: 'F— you'

‘Today, he went from crazy to cruel,’ the host said of the president’s controversial decision

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Stephen Colbert can sum up his response to Donald Trump’s military ban of trans people in two words: “F— you.”

During Wednesday’s Late Show, the host reacted to the latest controversial news to come from the president’s Twitter account.

“I began my day today like I often begin my days by checking Donald Trump’s Twitter feed to see how far the crazy has spread,” said Colbert. “And today, I really think he’s off his meds. Because, today, he went from crazy to cruel.”

Earlier in the day, Trump declared in a string of tweets that trans people would no longer be able to serve in the military. The announcement was met with outrage from celebrities and high-profile transgender people, including Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner.

“Thank you?” Colbert confusingly repeated after reading the conclusion of Trump’s final tweet. “F— you.”

Watch the clip above.

The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.