All week, everyone has been on the edge of their seats with the presidential election. Feelings of optimism and confidence Tuesday morning have quickly turned to raw emotion by Friday morning. We’re at the point where things are becoming more divided than ever. And there’s no greater reflection of that than what happened on The Late Show last night.
While all the other talk show hosts have been not-so-secret with their feelings this week, after Trump’s press conference last night, Stephen Colbert took it to the next level. In a monologue that seemed made for an audience-less edition of The Late Show, Colbert actually was fighting off tears as he was recounting what had just happened in the press conference. He stood there and begged us all to “reject what he just did”, and urged us to not see this behavior as “presidential”, while also shunning Republicans who stood by silently as this went on.
This was, of course, not what he had planned to have done for his monologue. The first 10 minutes were him going with what he was feeling, before settling back down into his prepared monologue. And if nothing else, it serves as a reminder that once all this is over, we all will be able to settle down again and once again do what we intended to do.