Stephen Colbert Highlights Trump Ally's Awkward 'Freudian Slip'

Colbert mocks Ramaswamy's blunder in hilarious late-night segment

by Zain ul Abedin
Stephen Colbert Highlights Trump Ally's Awkward 'Freudian Slip'
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In a recent episode of "The Late Show," Stephen Colbert had a field day with Vivek Ramaswamy's visit to court to support former President Donald Trump. Ramaswamy, who previously ran against Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, is now reportedly vying for the vice-presidential spot on Trump's ticket.

During his court visit, Ramaswamy made a notable and awkward blunder. Colbert set the stage for his audience, explaining that Ramaswamy experienced a "Freudian slip" while defending Trump outside the courtroom. The segment then cut to footage of Ramaswamy speaking about Trump's criminal trial related to the Stormy Daniels hush money scandal.

In the clip, Ramaswamy stated, "Let's pray for our country being stronger on the other side of this disgusting sham politician," before quickly correcting himself to say "prosecution." The error did not go unnoticed by Colbert, who immediately seized the opportunity to lampoon the slip-up.

Colbert's Comedic Take

"Whoa!" Colbert exclaimed as the audience erupted in laughter. He then proceeded to mock Ramaswamy with a series of exaggerated and humorous hypothetical slips. "This disgusting sham politician! I mean, prostitution!

This pervert of justice, I mean, perversion of juices, I mean he must proclaim his flatulence," Colbert quipped before finally correcting himself with, "I mean innocence!" Colbert's comedic take on the situation underscores the often unpredictable nature of political endorsements and public appearances.

Ramaswamy's visit, intended to show support for Trump, instead became fodder for late-night humor due to his verbal misstep. This incident highlights the fine line politicians must walk when speaking publicly, especially in high-stakes environments.

For viewers and political enthusiasts, Colbert's segment reminded them of the lighter, more absurd moments in the political landscape. It also showcased his talent for turning even the smallest gaffe into a memorable and entertaining piece of television.

As the 2024 election cycle heats up, moments like these are likely to continue providing ample material for comedians and commentators alike.