Stephen Colbert Reunited With Jon Stewart

Colbert has a good week now he moves on to the Democratic Convention

CBS has been scoring big this week with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  The show, has been battling to stay close the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. But this week Colbert has been pitch perfect with his coverage of the Republican National Convention from Cleveland.

His show has features Laura Benanti with a spot on Melania Trump impression, guest Mark Cuban told Donald Trump to “wash my balls.” Then Colbert brought back his former boss and one of the best political satirists none other than Jon Stewart.

The bit started in earnest, with Colbert bringing Stewart on to laugh cruelly at the fact that Roger Ailes is leaving Fox News. Then Colbert gave Stewart the desk to tear into Donald Trump, Fox News, and conservative Republicans like he used to do on The Daily Show.

After getting started he really honed in with this tough rant that was vintage Stewart.

“You just want that person to give you your country back because you feel that you are this country’s rightful owners. There’s only one problem with that: This country isn’t yours! You don’t own it! It never was! There is no ‘Real America’! You don’t own it! You don’t own patriotism! You don’t own Christianity! You sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police, and firefighters. Trust me, I saw a lot of people on the convention floor in Cleveland with their ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rhetoric who either remain silent, or actively fought against, the 9/11 First Responders Bill Re-Authorization.”

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Stewart ended his rant by arguing that people in what Representative Steve King called “sub-groups” this week are not being “divisive,” but are holding up the Founding Fathers’ word that “all men are created equal.”

Lest you think that it was just an attack on the GOP no way. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will also be targeting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The show is doing another week of live shows and convention coverage next week.

Video courtesy of CBS and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 

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