Stephen Colbert made an uncommon confession on Wednesday night time: He didn’t watch any of that night’s proceedings on the Republican Nationwide Conference for President Donald Trump’s reelection marketing campaign.
“Full disclosure: I didn’t need a lot of the conference tonight,” he stated. “And fullest disclosure: I didn’t watch any of it.”
“Proper now in America, we’re going through a world pandemic that has killed 180,000 People, closely armed Rambo wannabes are murdering individuals in our streets, the strongest hurricane within the historical past of the Gulf Coast is making landfall as I communicate and the RNC’s message is: ‘Who’s up for 4 extra years?’”
Colbert stated he didn’t do his job, however he feels nice about it.
“Why ought to we take note of what they’re saying if none of what they’re saying tonight is about what’s taking place in America proper now?” he requested. “Why ought to we watch their actuality present if it doesn’t mirror our actuality?”
Colbert then lit into the president’s lies, scandals and authorized issues, together with repeated Hatch Act violations of utilizing authorities businesses and properties for his reelection effort.
“Folks outdoors the Beltway ought to care about each regulation the president is breaking and I believe they really do,” Colbert stated. “It’s simply that it’s arduous to maintain monitor at this level. You’re consuming from a firehose of scandal.”
Colbert even aired a faux advert for a product to stop individuals from getting too numb to all of the lies:
Colbert tore into the RNC for highlighting individuals just like the St. Louis gun couple, who he known as “Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Gun,” whereas People ― particularly individuals of coloration ― had been below assault by police and the “fantasy militia league.”
He ripped Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Chief Daniel Miskinis for blaming the victims of the violence in that metropolis for being out previous curfew.
“Justifying homicide as a result of it’s previous curfew has a reputation,” Colbert stated. “It’s known as ’The Purge.’”
He additionally praised the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks for refusing to play ― a transfer different groups quickly adopted ― to protest the violence towards Black People. Finally, all of the NBA video games had been postponed. In response, Colbert shared this emotional video of L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers:
“That’s the reason voting in November is so necessary,” Colbert stated. “As a result of Donald Trump doesn’t care in the event you reside or die of COVID, or racism, so long as he wins. Till we, the individuals, change this administration, we’ll proceed to get extra management from the NBA than the RNC.”
See his full monologue beneath:
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