- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 20, 2020

Late-show host Stephen Colbert ripped Bill Clinton during his show this week after the former president used his Democratic National Convention speech to “lecture” President Trump on White House decorum.

Mr. Clinton had slammed the president’s coronavirus response and blamed him for the country’s high unemployment rate during the pandemic, declaring “we are the only major industrial country to have its unemployment rate triple.”

“At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center, instead it’s a storm center. It’s only chaos,” the former president said Tuesday night.

Mr. Colbert was sure to point out that Mr. Clinton had his own share of issues in the Oval Office.

“I don’t think Bill Clinton gets to lecture anyone on what should happen in the Oval Office,” the comedian said. “Those in glass houses should not be allowed near the interns.”

Mr. Clinton was impeached in 1998 after lying about having an extramarital affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Mr. Colbert also mocked the former president for criticizing Mr. Trump’s Twitter use.

Mr. Clinton said, “If you want a president who defines the job as spending hours a day watching TV and zapping people on social media, he’s your man.”

“I think he’s inventing new slang,” Mr. Colbert joked before imitating the former president. “He zaps people on social media, then he zoops them on the TikTok. Did I do it? Did I meme?”

Earlier in the program, the comedian joked about Mr. Clinton’s connection to the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who was recently charged with sex trafficking.

While displaying a photo of Mr. Clinton looking shocked, Mr. Colbert said: “Bill Clinton, seen here finding out Ghislaine Maxwell was just arrested.”

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