Stephen Colbert thinks Donald Trump is holding his next presidential rally in Phoenix, Arizona, next week because "he needs to be with friends, because he lost a lot of them this week."
The "Late Show" host went in on the president for losing a stunning eight CEOs from his Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum in wake of his response to the Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, when one woman protesting the hate group's presence was killed by a white supremacist. Campbell's Soup CEO Denise Morrison had some harsh words for Trump as the entire council disbanded.
"Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible, and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville," she wrote in a resignation letter, which Colbert found particularly amusing.
"So it has fallen to the soup lady. We gotta turn to the soup lady to tell us that murder is bad," Colbert said. "What's next? A passionate condemnation of Nazi's from The Jolly Green Giant? 'Ho ho ho, you're racist.' You can say that because he's a person of color."
Alongside Morrison, Trump also lost CEO of 3M Inge Thulin, who Colbert joked was "the only CEO to quit via Post-It note."
There was also the loss of AFL CEO Richard L. Trumka, who said in his resignation letter that Trump's remarks -- blaming "both sides," insisting there were some "very fine people" attending the Nazi rally -- about the Charlottesville rally were the "last straw." But Colbert thought that maybe there were a few other things that could have been cause for the CEO to leave beforehand.
"Last? I mean, good for him but I guess that makes calling Mexican's rapists, mocking a disabled reporter, grabbing women by the genitals, banning Muslims from entering the country were just fun straws along the way."