Later today, Donald Trump will be made the official presidential nominee of the Republican Party. To make sense of this momentous occasion, Late Show host Stephen Colbert paid a visit to his mentor Jon Stewart, who apparently is living in the woods sporting a beard and eating kale jerky.
The Stewart-Colbert reunion on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was a sketch meant to show just how comically unprecedented a Trump candidacy is: Colbert brings Stewart the news that Trump, the brash New Yorker and former reality show star, is now the leading Republican ticket, a revelation that prompted a lightning round of Trump insults:
Stephen Colbert: It’s Donald Trump.
Jon Stewart: The guy from The Apprentice?
Stewart: The guy who did the McDonald’s commercial with Grimace?
Colbert: Same guy.
Stewart: The guy who filed bankruptcy in 1991?
Colbert: And '92.
Stewart: And 2004.
Colbert: And 2009.
Stewart: That guy.
Stewart: Mike Tyson’s business advisor? That guy?
Colbert: Indeed, the same guy.
Stewart: The guy whose eyes look like tiny versions of his mouth?
Colbert: Yes, the guy that looks like a decomposing Creamsicle.
Stewart: Decomposing jack-o-lantern?
Colbert: Human-toupee hybrid.
Stewart: The guy who looks like he’s actually wearing a Donald Trump costume?
Colbert: Yes, a loose-fitting one at that.
Stewart: The guy who wrote, and I quote, "Oftentimes when I was sleeping with one of the top women in the world, I would say to myself, 'Can you believe what I am getting'"?
Colbert: Yes, the same guy who said, "I have black guys counting my money, I hate it. The only guys I want counting my money are short guys who wear yarmulkes all day."
The jokes bring light to just how unorthodox a Trump candidacy is. The party that historically championed conservatism, modesty, and traditional values will have a nominee who, a decade ago, would never have made it in politics.