On Monday night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert — like so many others this week — slowly came to terms with the potential of a Donald J. Trump Presidency.
It’s tough to deny the facts: although unexpected, Trump improved on a second place finish in the Iowa Caucuses to win both New Hampshire and South Carolina, and his momentum seems as difficult to beat as ever. Although Colbert may still struggle to physically say the words as you’ll see in the clip, the implications of a Trump White House are clear.
The comedian said, “I’ll admit — I thought [Trump] was just doing this for his reality show, or to sell more steaks. When he announced his intention to be President it never occurred to me that his end game was to be President.”
As cable news content over the past two days has shown, the willingness to accept a general election victory for Trump is more apparent to many. “Yes, Trump is unstoppable,” Colbert said in the segment. “He’s like Godzilla with less foreign policy experience.”
“But it’s time to end the denial,” he admitted. Watch the above video from CBS.
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J.D. Durkin is the Senior Editor of Mediaite.
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