Colbert Jokes About Grill Gaffe


Ladies and gentlemen gather ’round because we’ve got a juicy tale sizzling on the grill today! Liberal late-night host Stephen Colbert had a field day with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday night, all over a now-deleted Father’s Day post on social media.

So, here’s the scoop: Schumer posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) this past Sunday, sharing a seemingly heartwarming moment. He wrote, “Our family has lived in an apartment building for all our years, but my daughter and her wife just bought a house with a backyard and for the first time we’re having a barbeque with hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill! Father’s Day Heaven!”

But hold onto your buns, folks, because this photo quickly turned into a feast for critics on both sides of the political spectrum. Why? It appears that ol’ Chuck committed a grilling faux pas by placing cheese on a raw burger patty too early. This led to a flurry of accusations that he didn’t know how to grill burgers properly and safely.

Enter Stephen Colbert, the late-night maestro known for his sharp wit and satirical bite. Colbert couldn’t resist turning up the heat on this one. He opened with, “A hot June day is a great time for a cookout. Just ask Senate Majority Leader, and raisin in the trail mix insulted that you keep avoiding it, Chuck Schumer.” Talk about setting the stage!

Colbert then shared Schumer’s infamous post with his audience. He painted the picture perfectly: “At first glance, it looks just like any nice grandpa, wearing the shirt he napped in, offering you a delicious bun-less burger. But look closer, and you’ll see he put cheese on an uncooked patty!”

The crowd loved it, especially when Colbert added, “It’s a little rare for my taste. ‘We’ve got all the fixin’s: we got ketchup, mustard, e. coli, salmonella.'” He nailed it with, “Schumer captioned the photo with ‘Father’s Day Heaven!’ Which is where you’re gonna be if you eat one of his burgers.”

To add fuel to the fire, Fox News Digital reached out to Schumer’s office for a comment on the grilling fiasco, but they didn’t get a response. Seems like Schumer decided to let this one cool down on its own.

Schumer did manage to send another Father’s Day message that stayed up: “Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!” Simple, sweet, and, thankfully, controversy-free.

So there you have it, folks! A lesson in grilling and social media from the highest echelons of power. Whether you’re a master of the grill or a social media newbie, remember to always check your burgers before you post!