If you have felt this election season has been missing some serious Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert brought him back in a BIG way tonight. After the two old pals reacted to the Roger Ailes news, Colbert gave complete control of his show over to Stewart, who proceeded to deliver an epic takedown of the hypocrisy of Trump supporters through the example of Sean Hannity.
For the purposes of this bit, Stewart nicknamed Hannity “Lumpy.”
He showed how for years, Hannity has been attacking President Obama for certain qualities like narcissism and elitism and divisiveness, while giving Trump a complete and total pass on these same things.
For example, Hannity called Obama’s faith into question because of Reverend Wright, but when the Pope criticized Donald Trump, Hannity was offended anyone would dare attack anyone’s faith.
And that’s when Stewart delivered this message:
“Either Lumpy and his friends are lying about being bothered by thin-skinned authoritarian less-than-Christian readers of prompter being president, or they don’t care, as long as it’s their thin-skinned prompter authoritarian tyrant narcissist. You just want that person to give you your country back because you feel that you’re this country’s rightful owners. The only problem with that, this country isn’t yours! You don’t own it! It never was! There is no real America! You don’t own it! You don’t own patriotism, you don’t own Christianity, you sure as hell don’t own respect for the brave and sacrifice of military, police and firefighters! Trust me!”
That last part got Stewart legitimately angry, because as he explained, that 9/11 first responders health care bill he fought hard for faced fierce resistance in Congress. And who fought back? Why, Stewart said, a lot of the people at the Republican National Convention this week crowing about patriotism and about how “Blue Lives Matter.”
He said that the people demanding equal rights aren’t the divisive ones, the people keeping them from getting those equal rights are.
Watch above, via CBS.
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