And he didn't even do that, apparently

By Nick Romano
December 14, 2017 at 08:02 AM EST
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Stephen Colbert is “livid” about the White House reportedly firing Omarosa Manigault Newman, but not for the reason you think.

“[It’s] not because Omarosa should be anywhere near the White House — she should not,” Colbert said on The Late Show Wednesday night, “but because Donald Trump let General Kelly do the firing. What the hell?! Firing Omarosa is literally the only job Donald Trump is qualified for.”

According to a statement from the White House that was released on Wednesday, the former Apprentice villain resigned “to pursue other opportunities.” However, reporter April Ryan tweeted that “General Kelly did the firing and Omarosa is alleged to have acted very vulgar and cursed a lot and said she helped elect President Trump.”

Apparently, Omarosa even attempted to enter the White House residence before she was “physically dragged” off the premises, according to reports.

“This is incredible! The Secret Service physically dragging someone from the White House. Though, it’s good practice for when Robert Mueller finishes his investigation,” Colbert joked, inciting a booming applause from the audience. (Mueller, of course, is the guy investigating the Trump campaign for possible collusion with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election.)

“Folks, this is huge,” Colbert said earlier on the show. “With Omarosa gone who’s gonna be in charge of…” And with that, he just shrugged.

Watch Colbert’s reaction in the video above.

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