WATCH: Stephen Colbert calls on Pres. Trump to pass 'common sense gun legislation'

NEW YORK - Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert is known as a comedian, but he was somber and serious during Monday night's episode.

Colbert started the show first remembering the victims of Sunday's deadly mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip while also commending the first responders for their "immeasurable courage."

He then turned his attention on President Trump.

“This afternoon the president called [the mass shooting] an act of pure evil. And I think he’s right. So what then are we willing to do to combat pure evil?” Colbert asked.

“Now, President Trump, you said you want to be a transformative president, who doesn’t care about the way things have always been done in Washington D.C.” Colbert continued. “This is your chance to prove it. And I mean this sincerely. You do not owe the Republicans anything. You know the Republicans tried to stop you from being president. Well, screw ‘em!”

Colbert then suggested the President “do something the last two presidents haven’t been able to do: pass any kind of common sense gun legislation that the vast majority of Americans want.”

President Trump did not mention firearms during his remarks earlier Monday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said that now is not the time to renew a debate over gun control.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • #OurPain
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Turkey-Thon
  • Vegas Strong 5K/1-Mile
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Politics Now
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Connect with 8 News NOW
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center