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Stephen Colbert Brought His Alter Ego (And Jon Stewart) Back For The Republican Convention

Only Trump could bring them both back

Stephen Colbert may have his own late-night show on CBS but his former rightwing persona “Stephen Colbert” hasn’t been heard from since “The Colbert Report” went dark back in 2014.


It turns out the fictional Colbert has been living in a cabin in the woods with fellow former late-night host Jon Stewart. But when the pair learned that Donald Trump is about to officially become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, they couldn’t stand by the sidelines anymore.

Along with a hilarious sketch in which both men repeatedly spit up water on each other after hearing the Trump news, the fictional “Colbert” briefly transforms the “Late Show” set into his old Colbert Report digs to revive his beloved segment “The Word.”

And today’s word is “Trumpiness” in all of its bombastic, truth avoiding bravado. It’s the perfect subject for Colbert to tackle though even he seems a bit put off by it all. Some highlights:

“A lot of people are wondering how America, God’s girlfriend, ended up in a relationship with this guy.”

“I’m humble enough to admit he has surpassed me. Truthiness has to feel true but Trumpiness doesn’t even have to do that.”

“Truthiness was from the gut but Trumpiness clearly comes from much further down the gastrointestinal tract.”

“If you don’t share their feeling that you don’t recognize your country anymore. Trust me, if Trump wins, you will.”

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