Referring to when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars Sunday night, late-night host Stephen Colbert mocked Fox News reporter Peter Doocy and called for him to be slapped for just asking Presi. Biden what he meant when he stated that the United States would respond “in-kind” to any use of chemical weapons in Ukraine by Russia.
In his opening monologue on Monday night, host Stephen Colbert ridiculed Doocy as looking like a high school student who wears a suit to gym class: “Pres. Biden held a press conference. And he was asked a stupid question by an even dumber person, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy.”
He instructed that the video be shown and it revealed Doocy asking, “You said that chemical weapons being used by Russia would lead to a response in kind.”
“It will elicit a strong response,” Biden added.
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“What does that imply?” Doocy inquired.
“I’m not telling you,” Biden says, irritably. “Why would I tell you? You have to be delusional.”
“Remember how on the show, I said that slapping is never, ever the answer?” Colbert drolly remarked as the audience erupted in laughter. “I’d like to file a one-time exemption on behalf of the President of the United States. Doocy didn’t stop there, though.”
Doocy played another video in which Doocy asked, “What does the world want to know?” Biden then huffed, “The world would like to know a lot of things; I’m not going to telling them what the response would be, and then Russia knows the reaction.”
“Peter Doocy, Fox News, here are my two remaining inquiries: First, what are the precise locations of all of America’s troops, and will you provide me with the nuclear launch codes? Is one of them a four? Can I purchase a vowel from you, Mr. President? I’d want to figure out the solution. An additional feather in your map?”