Stephen Colbert has set the record straight after a Donald Trump supporter railed against ‘The Late Show’ host during his 90-day jail sentence for his role in the Capitol riot American.
Jason Riddle, who drank a stolen bottle of wine and picked up a book during the Trump-incited violence on January 6, 2021, complained in court this week that Colbert had “called me an enemy of the state in front of a booing crowd”. by CNN.
“Okay, that’s not true. That’s not true,” Colbert clarified Thursday. “I didn’t call him an enemy of the state. That was the transition to the roundup.
Colbert rolled the tape of what he actually called Riddle in June of last year: “New Hampshire native and guy teaching a cryptocurrency class from his mom’s basement.”
The comedian then corrected the description to: “New Hampshire native and guy teaching a cryptocurrency class…from prison.”
Watch from the 8 minute mark here: