The "Late Show" audience cheered loudly when host Stephen Colbert announced that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey.

"Huge story that broke just minutes ago, like less than 10 minutes ago, FBI Director James Comey has just been fired by Donald Trump," Colbert announced Tuesday as the audience broke into thunderous applause.

"Huge, huge Donald Trump fans tonight," he said before explaining why they should not be cheering this news. "That shows no gratitude at all."

"I'm sad. My heart is thumping. My pulse is racing," said Colbert, a vocal critic of Trump. "He fired the director who has said, under oath, that he's investigating the Trump campaign's ties with Russia. No rationale has been given yet as to why, but it came on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions," Colbert said as the audience booed.

He joked, "I think he was fired because Comey couldn't guess the name Rumpelstiltskin."

Imitating Trump's voice, Colbert read an excerpt from the president's letter to Comey, "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau."

Colbert landed in a bit of trouble recently after his monologue riddled with crude jokes about Trump on the "Late Show." Colbert said that Trump's "mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's cock holster." The FCC says it is looking into the complaints about the monologue.

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