President Trump has, for months, been the target of Stephen Colbert’s
 pointed jokes and mockery.
But many on social media believe the “Late Show” host went too far 
Monday night in making an oral-sex joke regarding Trump and Russian
 President Vladimir Putin.
#FireColbert was trending on Twitter Wednesday morning. There’s a
 new Twitter account called @firecolbert. Its first tweet: “It’s time to 
#FireColbert! It’s time he be removed from CBS. Let your voice be heard! 
#Boycott all of Stephen Colbert’s advertisers.” There’s also a new website,
The anger from Trump supporters was over a series of jokes that
 Colbert unloaded in the last two minutes of his monologue on Monday 
night in reaction to how the president dealt withCBS News political 
Here are some of them:
“Mr. Trump, your presidency, I love your presidency. I call it “Disgrace
 the Nation.”
“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine.”
“You have more people marching against you than cancer.”
“You talk like a sign language gorilla who got hit in the head.”
And here’s the joke that has angered many:
“In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir
 Putin’s c— holster.”
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Why there's a campaign to #FireColbert
After making an oral-sex joke about President Trump and Vladimir Putin, there are 
calls from Trump supporters to fire late-night host Stephen Colbert. (The Washington Post)
Trump supporters immediately took to Twitter, saying Colbert’s
 jokes are homophobic.
A spokeswoman from CBS’s “Late Show” and Colbert’s agent have not 
responded to requests for comment.
Colbert’s monologues have largely focused on Trump, his aides and 
their gaffes. And his lampooning of the president seems to have paid off.
Just last year, he was trailing far behind Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight 
Show.” Colbert managed to narrow down Fallon’s lead and eventually
 topped his competition. By late March, Colbert’s show was averaging 
nearly 3 million viewers, about 400,000 more than Fallon’s.
But as The Washington Post’s Callum Borchers wrote, by joking about
 oral sex, Colbert “rushed the bro-ternity” of Alex Jones, who once said 
that Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) “looks like the archetypal c—sucker,” 
and Jesse Watters, who came under fire for a not-so-subtle joke about 
Ivanka Trump “speaking into that microphone.”
Sitting on a panel on “The Fox News Specialists” on Tuesday, Karl Rove,
 who was a senior adviser in the administration of former president
 George W. Bush, called the jokes “lewd,” “obscene” and “inappropriate.”
“They wrote this. This was not a rant that he came up with on the top
 of this head. They wrote this,” Rove said, adding later: “I’m going to
 continue to do what I do with anything Colbert. I’m going to refuse 
to watch the SOB.”
Many on Twitter demanded an apology.
Others hijacked the trending hashtag with sarcastic jabs at Colbert’s critics:
Colbert began his monologue Monday night by making fun of Trump’s
 comments about the first 100 days in office, which the president called
 a “ridiculous standard.”
“Trump has repeatedly said that this 100 days is totally arbitrary, okay.
 Totally unimportant. And to prove how unimportant it is, he took out a 
TV ad, he cut a cake on Air Force One, and he held a rally in Pennsylvania,” Colbert said. “The theme of that rally, ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept.’ Which is better 
than the original slogan, ‘Promises made, never mind, never said it,
 fake news, watch Fox & Friends.’ ”
He then turned to how Trump abruptly ended the interview with
 Dickerson, after the “Face the Nation” host asked him if he stands 
by his claims that President Barack Obama had wiretapped him.
Trump’s response to the question was replayed on Colbert’s show:
“I don’t stand by anything,” Trump told Dickerson.
That’s when Colbert said: “It’s true. He doesn’t stand by anything
 except the dressing room door at Miss USA Pageant. … Who needs a
But it was Trump telling Dickerson that he was a purveyor of “fake news” 
and calling his show “Deface the Nation” that seems to have set
 Colbert off.
In an interview Wednesday with Newsmax TV, Federal Communications
 Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency does not get into the
 business of regulating content. The Supreme Court, he said, has 
placed some limits on the authority of the FCC, which regulates
 communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
“It’s a free country. People are willing and able to say just about
 anything these days,” Pai said, adding later that unless a content is
 indecent, obscene or profane by FCC standards, the agency’s 
authority is “pretty limited.”
This post has been updated.
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Late-night laughs: Trump's first 100 days
President Trump is closing in on the first 100 days of his presidency. Late-night comedians Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers and others check in with how he's been doing. (The Washington Post)