In its first Last show New Year’s monologue Stephen Colbert went all-in on President Donald Trump’s not-so-perfect phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“Happy New Year! 2020 is over!” Colbert began. “All of this nastiness is finally behind us and we’re making a fresh start… with a pandemic raging and a president trying to steal the election. It turns out that 2020 give up some bonus tracks. “
This quickly led him to that “jaw-dropping” phone call, urging viewers to “buckle down” to what he described as “if Watergate and the Ukrainian scandal had a baby they did. on the Access Hollywood bus ”.
After playing the clip in which Trump said he just wanted Georgia to “find” 11,780 votes, Colbert replied, “That’s all he wants! He just wants them to find exactly the number of votes he needs to win by one. Nothing fishy about it!
“If he wants to steal an election, he really needs to be less like your grandfather complaining about his phone,” the host added. “There was a button at the bottom, now it’s using my face. What did they do with the button? Did they hide it with the ballots inside those voting machines. I hope they don’t hide my face! “
Later during his interview with Stacey Abrams about Tuesday’s second round of the Senate, Colbert asked her what she thought about her name appearing multiple times during Trump’s call, including Trump’s suggestion that she was ‘laughing’ at Raffensperger .
“I think it’s a bit of a stretch to say that I think about them,” Abrams told him. “I am focused on winning this election. It’s not my problem. “
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