After a political bomb drops, there are a few people whose reactions political nerds like me crave. Those people include serious newsmakers and pundits like Rachel Maddow, as well as comedians like Bill Maher, Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert. A political bomb dropped on Friday after a a “hot mic” video was released where Donald Trump was heard denigrating women and talking about sexually assaulting them. Unfortunately for Colbert, his show for Friday was taped on Thursday, because of a long weekend.
Still, Colbert couldn’t resist responding. He took part of his weekend to go live for a moment on Twitter, from a place that looks like is could be a room in his home (In fact, the video is called “and now an important message from Stephen Colbert’s den) to don some headphones and listen. He begins by telling the audience that because the show is recorded earlier in the day, he had the night off – plus it’s Columbus Day weekend. He said, though, that, “we did not know that today, this afternoon, there would be an audio release of the motherland, the El Dorado of Donald Trump misogyny gold.”
Then, he put the headphones on. Colbert’s facial expressions alone make it worth the watch. A couple things confused Colbert. He asked, “who is Nancy,” and he wondered what “I moved on her” meant.
Finally, Colbert covered his face and sighed, saying “oh my goodness. Oh my God. All the tic-tacs in the world will not freshen his breath after this. That’s when Colbert summed it up in a way that’s absolutely relevant and well, perfect.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 8, 2016
“Trump says in the video, ‘When you’re a star, they let you get away with anything,’ and unfortunately that’s true, because Donald Trump is the Republican nominee,” Colbert says towards the end of the clip.
Trump has certainly had a lifetime of “getting away with anything.” Not only did he lose close to a billion dollars of investor money in a single year, he regularly rips people off and misogyny is part of his brand. All of this might be humorous to people who have never advanced past their high school glory days, but for us living in the adult world, this is frightening.
Colbert then added the line of all lines – which pretty much sums up the feelings of everyone who is offended by Trump – “Hopefully someday, he’ll be telling the story of how he tried to f*ck America and failed.”