The day before the elections, The late show host Stephen Colbert followed his fellow ex-Daily show Co-conspirator John Oliver made a final appeal to his audience to vote Trump on November 3. And Colbert seemed much calmer than his British counterpart.
“I’m the most relaxed in months because at 11:38 am the day before the election what are you going to do?” said Colbert. “I think we can officially say we gave Donald Trump a chance. Jared, you have 22 minutes to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Then the actor embarked on a rather strange interstellar analogy.
“You see, I think everyone made their decision – in 2017, actually. Have you seen Trump’s approval numbers? It’s flatter than the Black Rock Desert. You could set a land speed record of 44%, ”he said. “So to quote Jim Lovell from Apollo 13, “Isaac Newton is now in charge.” We are in the grip of the gravitational forces of democracy, which push us towards results. It is as if our country is an object from deep space falling towards a black hole – either we will be sucked into the event horizon in a pit of corruption that not even a moat can escape, or we will use this well. gravity to get started and pick up speed and take off in a whole new direction. Maybe this planet where Baby Yoda lives, he’s cute.
According to Colbert, the very fabric of the American project is at stake in this election given the extent to which President Trump has eroded trust in our various institutions.
“It’s a test of the strength of American voters – but also of the institutions that we have built. This president has exposed many weaknesses of our government, but it just has to hold together for one last race, ”proposed Colbert.
He also cited a recent Axios report alleging that “Trump is considering declaring an untimely victory” on election night “if he appears early,” prompting Colbert to crack, “Premature” is no surprise. As he always says to his ladies: “I was the first. I win sex. ”
Later Colbert was more blunt: “We have to gut this loser.”
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