Colbert filmed the show shortly after Trump’s White House speech, which the Washington Post called “a speech of historical dishonesty” and “a pile of lies and grievances, with some Unfounded conspiracy theories are put in place for good measure ”. The three major broadcasting networks all cut the meeting shortly after it started.
The late night comedian was in no mood to joke around, as he started standing by his desk wearing all-black outfits.
“We recorded this shortly after Donald Trump actually walked into the White House conference room and tried to poison American democracy. That̵7;s why I haven’t sat down yet. I just don’t feel like it, ”he said in a video that began spinning on social media early Friday morning. “That’s also why I dress for funerals. Because Donald Trump was trying so hard to kill something tonight. “
Colbert succinctly summarized the address (“nonsense about illegal voting and corrupt election officials and secret Democratic drivers and I don’t know, probably birth certificates.) long ”) and added,“ If you don’t know Joe Biden is close to 270, Donald Trump just needs to provide all the proof you’ll need. “
He then explained about the whey he’s wearing all in black. “I got dressed this afternoon and I thought, ‘He could try some grotesque and might be appropriate to tell jokes while wearing something gloomy if he goes down the dark there.’ And I am not a prophet. He’s just predictable, ”he said. “For weeks, we’ve been talking about how red the illusion will be and how all those outstanding Biden mail ballots can let Joe catch up. And then Trump would probably show up around, I don’t know, Thursday might be evening news time, and pretend he won and accuse everyone else of cheating. The guy doesn’t have another device. There is a new action! “
“So we all knew he would do this,” Colbert continued, but had to stop, as he briefly collapsed. He paused for almost 15 seconds to curl, and took a deep breath. His voice choked as he continued. “What I didn’t know was that it would be very painful. I didn’t expect this to break my heart. Let him cast a shadow over our most divine authority. From the conference room in the White House – our home, not his. It was cruel ”.
“This is heartbreaking for the same reason I don’t want him sick. Definitely why I want him alive. Because he’s the president of the United States, ”said Colbert. “That office mean something. And that office should have some elegance. “
He also pleaded with Republicans for silently condemning Trump. “Republicans have to speak up – that’s all. For evil to succeed, all that is needed is that good men do nothing, ”he said. “Say something right now, Republican… it’s in your best interest. You have only survived this until now because so many voters don’t want to believe all that is obvious to so many of us: that Donald Trump is a fascist. And when it comes to anti-fascist democracy, I’m sorry, there aren’t good people on either side. So you need to choose: Donald Trump or the American people? This is the time to get off the Trump train. Because he just told you where the train is going ”.
Colbert has reserved a special spot for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (States.). The late night host only laughed when he heard McConnell declined to comment.
“Who is silent, agree. So, Mitch, we heard you loud and clear. You’re okay with this, ”he said. “It wasn’t even a difficult call. This is in your interest to support the votes counted. That’s how you get your job done. But I guess Mitch McConnell is saying that he was also re-elected through fraudulent votes, and he is holding the Senate because of fraudulent elections in other states, and the Republicans won. gets seats in the House of Representatives for fraudulent elections. So, get them all out? Is that what you’re silent about, Mitch McConnell? “
“Because Americans will be thinking differently starting now: They will work out who is willing to speak out against Donald Trump trying to kill democracy. And they will figure out who will be quiet in the face of this desperate attack on the foundational institution of this truly great nation, ”Colbert continued. “Because he just attacked what makes us the best. And the time has come for you all to understand the things that you wears off the hat. “
Colbert concluded by streaming a viral video of Joe Gloria, a voter registration company in Clark County, Nev., Whose televised press conference this week was interrupted by a man yelling about how “family” Biden’s criminal family is stealing the election. ” Gloria waited patiently until the man left and calmly asked, “Where are we?”
“He let that guy spit out his madness until he got tired, then watched him walk away. And then Joe Gloria took a deep breath, and did his job. That’s what we should all do. Stay calm, ”Colbert said, and then began his regularly scheduled monologue.