Stephen Colber mocks Paul Manafort: “He is so tied to Russia, he’ll get banned from Olympics”
Stephen Colbert trolls Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. He said Manafort has so many ties to Russia he will be banned from the Olympics.
Colbert said during his show “The main thing Manafort needs to do is distance himself from any connections of Russia,”
“Manafort is so tied to Russia he is going to get banned from the Olympics.”
The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from the 2018 winter games in South Korea, in retaliation for a state backed doping program.
The IOC said Russia’s flag will not be flown at next year’s games and the country’s anthem will not be played during the opening ceremony. The decision also bars the country’s government officials from attending the events, while any Russian athletes who get special permission to compete will have to wear a neutral uniform.
Colbert’s comments also come after special counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge to deny Manafort’s request for release from house arrest by pointing to a draft of an op-ed the former Trump campaign manager ghostwrote with an associate tied to Russian intelligence.