The FCC said Tuesday that there will be no fine for late-night host Stephen Colbert for his jokes targeting President Donald Trump during a May 1 episode of the “Late Show” that prompted many complaints, The Daily Caller reports.
The agency decided that the joke, which involved Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, did not warrant punishment.
During that episode, Colbert opened with a nearly two-minute monologue where he blasted Trump, who he claimed insulted his CBS colleague John Dickerson.
Colbert’s remarks culminated in a joke that implied Trump was engaged in a sex act with the Russian leader. “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster,” Colbert said.
After reviewing the heavily-criticized program, the FCC said that it found nothing actionable to Colbert’s remarks.
Colbert refused to apologize for his rant but acknowledged he might have had poor choice of words. Trump hit back, calling Colbert as a “no-talent guy.”