The Colbert/Clinton feud heats up (literally).

Last year, Center for American Progress CEO John Podesta convinced Stephen Colbert to give the commencement address at Podesta’s alma mater Knox College. This year, Knox invited President Clinton to be the commencement speaker, and Colbert was livid:

“If you give Clinton the same doctorate you gave me, I will be forced to burn [my degree] on the air,” Colbert said, contending that the former president had “stolen his thunder.”

As ThinkProgress highlighted, Clinton gave the commencement address and shot back, saying Knox had only given Colbert a degree “to give his ratings a boost.” Last night, Colbert responded:

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