As the coronovirus epidemic forced Stephen Colbert out late Show At the theater about eight months ago, he has distributed his nightly monologues. Without a studio audience, it seemed fun for anyone to make their jokes and stand up.
On Thursday night’s show, he stood for a different reason.
We are saying this shortly after Donald Trump entered the White House briefing room and tried to poison American democracy. “That’s why I’m not sitting still. I don’t think so now. So I am also ready for the funeral. Because tonight Donald Trump tried a lot to kill something. “
Over the next several minutes, Colbert decided to recite jokes in favor of both Sobers and comment about the president’s falsified speech Thursday night about the 2020 election.
“Just redundant stuff about illegal vote dumps and corrupt election officials and secret Democratic counting cabals and, I don’t know, long birth certificates, maybe. It is all the same, ”he said. “And if you didn’t know that Joe Biden was getting close to 270, Donald Trump provided you with all the evidence you’ll ever need.”
As it is all speculated, Colbert found himself surprised by how much it was affecting him emotionally. Seizing himself and shedding tears at one point, he said, “We all knew he would do it.” I didn’t know it would hurt so much. I did not expect that it would break my heart. For him to cast a dark shadow over our most sacred authority from the White House briefing room – our house, not his – which is disastrous. “
“It’s heartbreaking for the same reason that I didn’t want him to get COVID, certainly I wanted to keep him alive, because he is the President of the United States,” he continued. “That office means something and that office must have some degree of decency.”
“For all the predictable behavior of the last few days and the last four years, something unexpected needs to happen right now,” Colbert said. “Republicans have to speak. All of them. Because for evil to succeed, it is necessary for good men to do nothing. So say something, right now, Republican. “
He argued that it is “in the best interest” to immediately “get off the Trump train”. “You only survived this by now because a lot of voters didn’t want to believe everything that was clear to many of us: Donald Trump is a fascist,” Colbert said. “And when it comes to democracy versus fascism, there are not enough people on either side. So you need to choose: Donald Trump or the American people? “
To re-elect Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, who “Declined to comment” On Trump’s speech, Colbert said he heard her “loud and clear, you’re fine with it.”
“I think Mitch McConnell is saying she was re-elected through bogus votes?” Colbert asked. “And he is occupying the Senate due to fake elections in other states, and Republicans have increased seats in the House due to fraudulent elections?” So exclude them all? Is your silence telling, Mitch McConnell? “
“So America is going to count some more right now,” he continued. He said, “They are going to count that Donald Trump is trying to attack against democracy. And they will count who will keep quiet in front of this desperate attack on the foundation of this great nation. Because he just attacked that thing Did what makes us the greatest. And this is the time for you when your hat is screaming. “
Before proceeding, Colbert told the audience, “We’re not going to show you a second about that unhappiness, the horrified fraudster said tonight.” Because it is poison. and I like you.”