Is Obama Responsible for Donald Trump's Rise? Stephen Colbert Thinks So
tried to calm people’s nerves with some humor while everyone’s waiting to find out the results of the presidential election. While his “Late Show” was preempted on Tuesday, November 8, he hosted a special titled “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?” on Showtime.
The special kicked off with a cold open, which was an animated comedy depicting ‘s rise. According to Colbert, Trump’s run for president of the U.S. can be traced back to when the real-estate tycoon attended the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
At the annual event, Barack Obama made fun of Trump’s decision to fire one of the contestants on “”. A fuming Trump said in his seat, “Not funny, bigly not funny. I’ll get your birth certificate, Obama.” He thought to himself, “I’m not a loser, you’re a loser, and there’s nothing worse in this world than a loser!”
The animated clip also explained why Trump hates so much to be a loser, showing a traumatic experience from Trump’s childhood. Cut to the present day, Obama and Michelle Obama watched Trump at the rally and the current POTUS realized it was his fault. “Uh, my bad,” he said.
Trump is likely to win the election, closer to getting the requisite 270 electoral votes than Hillary Clinton. “I can’t put a happy face on that,” Colbert commented on the results, “and that’s my job.” He said in his monologue, “This one is a nail-biter and a passport grabber. It feels like we’re trying to avoid the apocalypse, and half the country is voting for the asteroid.”
was among the guests promised to appear, explaining Trump’s potential win with a “chaos theory.” “The GOP took a hardened chunk of amber with prehistoric ideas and created a monster,” said the “” actor. “They thought they could keep him contained but didn’t count for hundreds of millions of things that could go wrong. The GOP were so preoccupied with if they could create a candidate didn’t think if they should–now destroying everything in his path including Republican party.”
Colbert also brought back who impersonated Melania Trump. “I’ve always said, I will survive, we didn’t start the fire, yo quiero Taco Bell,” she said via faux satellite.
The comedian ended the show with a message calling for unity. “We, as a nation, should never, ever have another election like this one. Do you agree?” he said. “Now, get out of there. Kiss a Democrat. Go hug a Republican. Give a libertarian a (sex act).”