Like many, I miss The Colbert Show. And this feeling is especially present during election season, when he would regularly take down the nominees in his own sarcastic way. But on Wednesday’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert took on Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump and proved that he’s still got it.
On Tuesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed business mogul Donald Trump at a campaign stop in Iowa. Though Colbert admitted that Trump was...a character, he said he was no match for 2008 presidential hopeful Palin when it came to being outrageous. “The original Material Girl is back,” Colbert quipped, insinuating that The Donald was nothing compared to Palin.
“He is from the private sector, not a politician – can I get a ‘Hallelujah!’” Sarah Palin declared at Trump's rally, according to the Guardian. With that being the start of the speech, it should come as no shock that she dropped gems like “Are you ready for a commander-in-chief [...] who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS' ass?,” according to The Independent, and “They’ve been wearing a, this, political correctness kind of like a suicide vest.” But my favorite portion of Palin’s speech would have to be this, according to the Guardian:
Exactly one year from tomorrow, former president Barack Obama. He packs up the teleprompters and the selfie-sticks, and the Greek columns, and all that hope-y, change-y stuff and he heads on back to Chicago, where I’m sure he can find some community there to organize again. There, he can finally look up [...] [and] he’ll be able to see that shining, towering, Trump tower. Yes, Barack, he built that, and that says a lot.
Welp. So, it was destined that someone like Colbert would weigh in — and he proved to be the best person to do so. “God, I have missed you,” Colbert emphatically said on Wednesday’s show. “It’s like a magical eagle made a wish on a flag pin and it came to life. Which is great. For me.” Colbert had plenty to say about Palin’s, err, performance. Like many people, he was upset that Palin’s speech was missing her “hockey mom” and “lipstick on a pig” trademarks, but he still excitedly announced that Palin hasn’t “missed a step.”
Following a montage of speech highlights, Colbert celebrated, tambourine and all. “I love you,” he mouthed while blowing a kiss. After that, he gave his hilarious take on how Palin would endorse every candidate if given the honor. And yes, that includes Hillary Clinton.
Colbert describes how Palin seemed to be "speaking in tongues" and then he did an impression of her endorsement. But, first, he had to Tase the part of his brain "that understands sentence structure." Check out the hilarity below.
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