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Disgraced former national security adviser Mike Flynn wrote a column not only defending Russian President Vladimir Putin, but using the strongman’s “exact argument.” Or as Colbert interpreted it: “Is that good enough, Vlad? Please don’t release the pictures.”
“Old Trucker Nuts defended people like Flynn who were rooting for Russia to invade Ukraine for the third time,” Colbert said before rolling a clip of Carlson making the case.
“What do you say to someone who makes an argument that dumb?” Colbert asked.
He didn’t have to answer because Carlson’s own words did the job for him:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.