Stephen Colbert skewered the Republican Party’s increasing acceptance of Donald Trump as the nominee following the mogul’s Nevada Caucus victory. With commentators saying Trump’s nomination is near certain in the race’s current state, the Late Show host opined that now might be a good time for the GOP to form around a second choice if they want an alternative that badly.
Colbert elaborated on how Trump’s bravado and Las Vegas showmanship go hand-in-hand, earning him more Nevada votes than Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz combined. Of course, the comedian took a few shots at the mogul, quipping “I bet you do” as he brought up Trump’s anecdote about how he “love[s] the poorly educated.”
“I’m not sure if I’m horrified or entertained,” Colbert said. “It’s like watching one of those nature documentaries where the python unhinges its jaw and slowly swallowed the capybara and then becomes President of the United States.”
Colbert worked his way to Rubio, who has admitted that he might not be the first choice of the voters, but he might be the establishment’s only hope for a core-conservative/more electable candidate. “He’s just saying the election’s not getting any younger and America needs to settle. He might not be the president of your dreams, but you’ll learn to love him,” said Colbert.
Watch above, via CBS.
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