Almost a year ago, Newton native Louis C.K. caused a firestorm when he labeled then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump an “insane bigot” and called him “Hitler” in an email to fans.
When C.K. stopped by The Late Show Tuesday to promote his new Netflix standup special, he expressed regret for his words. Sort of.
“I don’t take it back; I regret it,” C.K. told Colbert. “There’s a difference. I regret saying it. It doesn’t mean it’s not true.”
Then Colbert asked C.K. how his appraisal of the president has changed since that email last May.
“He’s not as profound as I thought he was,” C.K. said. “I thought [Trump] was some new kind of evil, but he’s just a lying sack of s***.”
Despite making headlines for his political statements in the last year, C.K. reiterated that he doesn’t view himself as an overly political person, just someone who points out what he sees.
“It’s not a political position,” C.K. said, of calling Trump a liar. “It’s just when you look at somebody and you go, ‘That guy’s a lying sack of s***.’ It’s simple. That’s what the guy is.”