Colbert Roasts Mike Pence’s Snooze-Inducing Personality in Late Show Monologue
It’s been an exciting week for fans of Donald Trump. The Republican nominee for President made the most memorable entrance in modern political history on Monday night, and he continues to keep people guessing with his truly unpredictable opinions.
As for fans of Mike Pence, Trump’s Vice Presidential pick? Not quite so exciting.
The Indiana Governor seems to carry with him just a fraction of the energy that his counterpart does, and Stephen Colbert poked fun at Pence’s persona during his opening monologue on Wednesday night’s Late Show. The comedian highlighted that Pence — a strong social conservative who supported Ted Cruz in the primaries — isn’t exactly the most excitable thing to happen to the 2016 election.
At one point, Colbert wheeled out a tackling dummy in a suit that served as an appropriate stand-in for the governor of the Hoosier State. “Mike Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana one morning when I believe lightning struck a jar of mayonnaise,” joked the Late Show host.
The late night host also skewered some of the governor’s legislative history, like the 2001 op-ed Pence wrote arguing that smoking cigarettes doesn’t kill. He also highlighted the now frequently-invoked Mulangate episode, where Pence once argued that the Disney film was liberal propaganda that challenged, “the next generation’s attitude about women in combat.”
Watch the above clip from CBS’ The Late Show.
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