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Stephen Colbert Refuses to Ask Tom Brokaw About His Sexual Harassment Allegations

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is first and foremost a comedy program—but it’s also political. Each night, Colbert kicks things off with a blistering monologue aimed at President Trump, addressing the fumbling, xenophobic, blatantly racist ex-reality star’s latest controversy. That has often included the 22 claims of sexual harassment and/or assault against the current commander-in-chief.

“Yes, presidential harassment—it’s like sexual harassment, only Republicans take it seriously,” Colbert quipped in early February. When writer E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of rape, the comedian exclaimed that her being the 22nd woman to accuse him of sexual harassment or assault should “raise alarms.”

But on Monday night, the late-night host welcomed former NBC newsman Tom Brokaw onto his program—a man who, last year, was accused of sexual harassment by three women. At no point did Colbert even attempt to ask Brokaw about the allegations; rather, he lobbed softball questions about his recent book, and probed him about covering the Nixon impeachment process and how it related to the current predicament vis-à-vis Trump

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