- Late-night host Stephen Colbert has failed Thursday’s monologue about President Donald Trump’s disgruntled tone from the White House press conference a few hours earlier.
- On Thursday night when Democratic candidate Joe Biden led him in the race for the White House, Trump told reporters he had been cheating in the election, complaining about polls, claiming wrong yourself as the winner and propose without proof that voters and common electoral fraud took place.
- Colbert, with tears in his eyes, said: “For him to cast a shadow over what is most sacred of us right from the White House briefing room ̵1; our house, not his – it was shabby. dire.
- He also urged Republicans to denounce the president’s unfounded statements and said he would not broadcast footage of Trump’s comments because he did not want to subject his viewers to ” sad, fear cheating “.
- “You have only survived this until now because a lot of voters don’t want to believe everything that is obvious to so many of us, that Donald Trump is a fascist,” Colbert said. Times added that the GOP needs to “Trump train” because “it’s not a passenger train, and he’ll load you up there at some point.” “
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Late-night host Stephen Colbert broke into tears during his monologue Thursday night in response to President Donald Trump’s plotting words from the White House podium a few hours earlier.
As it became more and more likely that Democratic candidate Joe Biden would win the 2020 election, Trump went on to commit crimes, claiming he had been cheated in the election, complaining about polls, false claims of winners, unfounded allegations of voters and elections. cheat, and says that he has won in states where he has actually lost or has not been named.
Colbert did not hold back from Trump’s comments. He said he wore black because he wanted to “wear something gloomy” in preparation for Trump’s efforts to discredit the outcome of a free and fair election. And Colbert added that he was standing instead of sitting down as he used to because “Donald Trump was trying so hard to kill something tonight.”
“The president walked into the White House conference room and lied for 15 minutes,” he said. “It’s just nonsense about illegal voting and corrupt election officials and secret democratic vote counters, and I don’t know, maybe long birth certificates. It’s all about.” And if you didn’t know that Joe Biden was close to 270, Donald Trump just provided all the evidence you’ll need. ”Colbert mentioned 270 votes of the Electoral College that a presidential candidate need to win an election.
As of early Friday, Biden had 253 electoral votes while Trump had 214, according to Decision Desk HQ.
Colbert went on to say that Trump’s comments, since his 2016 campaign, made it clear that he would oppose any election outcome for which he was not a winner.
“So we all knew he was going to do this,” he said before crying. “What I didn’t know was that it would hurt. I did not expect this to break my heart. Because he cast a shadow over what is most sacred of us right from the White House briefing room. – Our house, not his – it was cruel. “
“He is the president of the United States,” he added. “That office means something, and that office should have some elegance.”
Colbert then trained his vision of Republican lawmakers and officials and asked them to denounce the president.
“Republicans have to speak up. All of them,” he said. “Because for evil to succeed, all that is needed is that good people do nothing. You just survive until now because a lot of voters don’t want to believe all that is obvious with a lot of people. For many of us, Donald Trump is a fascist. “
Colbert continued, saying that the Republican needed to “get off the Trump train” because “it’s not a passenger train and he’ll load you up there sometime.”
Watch the clip below:
—A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) November 6, 2020
Several Republican lawmakers have openly opposed the president’s statements in the days since the election. Texas Rep. Will Hurd said Trump’s comments were “dangerous and false” and that they undermine “the very foundation on which the country has been built.”
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said in a statement that once the battle state’s vote has “passed and been certified, all parties involved must accept the results of the election regardless of whether they win or not.” lose.”
“All votes that comply with Pennsylvania law must be counted, no matter how long the process takes,” he added.
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger did not refuse and called the president’s statements “insane”.
“We want every vote to count, yes every legal vote (of course),” he tweeted. “But, if you have legitimate concerns about fraud, report EVIDENCE and bring it to court. STOP The spread of false information has been exposed. This is getting crazy.”
But other established Republicans either strongly support Trump or don’t weigh in the controversy. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell declined to comment. Sens. Ted Cruz in Texas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina went to fight for the president.
“I am angry. The American people have the right to be angry. We need the watchers. Now,” Cruz tweeted with a clip of his appearance on the right-wing host’s show. Sean Hannity, in which the Texas senator said state legislatures, the Justice Department and the Supreme Court should intervene to overturn the results of a democratic election although there is no evidence of active illegal action or voter fraud.
Graham, meanwhile, told Hannity “everything should be on the table” when the host asked him whether state lawmakers should appoint electors who will hand Pennsylvania over to Trump even if Biden won the popular vote or not.