Colbert Bids Sanders Farewell With an Awesome Revival of the Hungry for Power Games

Late Show fans, you know how this works. Bernie Sanders threw in the towel against Hillary Clinton yesterday, and there was no way that Stephen Colbert could pass up a chance to mark the occasion with the revival of his infamous desk segment on America’s political blood sport.

In the latest installment of the “Hungry for Power Games,” Colbert noted that as the election heads into its final months, “the bar is closing and America has to go home with someone.” Calling Sanders the “bravest tribute of all” for holding on as long as he did, Colbert described how the Vermont senator has now become the Ned Stark to Clinton’s King Joffrey, though their relationship hasn’t seen an end quite as unfortunate as it was on Game of Thrones.

Colbert joked that the joint rally slogan of “Stronger Together” was probably because Sanders wouldn’t agree to Clinton’s original idea: “It’s About F*cking Time.” Still, the Late Show host gave Sanders credit for “[exciting] young voters with his pure sex appeal,” and creating a political movement to stick it to the political elite.

Even so, it was time to raise Sanders’ name to the ceiling of the Ed Sullivan Theater, and signal his farewell with the boom of cannon fire. “Farewell, Bernie,” Colbert said. “No one else expressed the frustrations of so many Americans without blaming it on Mexicans or Muslims.”

Watch above, via CBS.

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