Jon Stewart Channels Donald Trump During Visit to Colbert (Video)

Jon Stewart will do just about anything to get Congress’ attention — even if that means letting Stephen Colbert smear Cheetos dust on his face and committing to an uncanny Donald Trump impression.

The one-time Daily Show host paid his former Comedy Central companion a visit on Thursday’s Late Show as part of a continued effort to bring awareness to the Zadroga Act, a bill that provides funding for healthcare programs aiding first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

While support for such legislation may seem like a bipartisan slam dunk, Congress has yet to renew the bill after letting it expire on Oct. 1.

Over on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel also spoke out on behalf of Stewart and his mission, commanding his audience to confront Congress via social media.

Watch Stewart’s Emmy-worthy performance above.

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  1. peterwdawson says:

    Sounds like the Zadroga Act might be passed now since its attached to a must-pass bill, so here’s hoping they won’t need to push this much longer.

  2. smartysenior says:

    John Stewart was a major advocate of Obamacare so why can’t these people be covered by that? Why isn’t he advocating for that instead of a special not-for-anyone-else insurance coverage?

    • Angela says:

      This bill predates the implementation of Obamacare. I imagine if Obamacare had been in place back in 2009/2010 when this issue first came to light, he probably would’ve suggested that. But since it wasn’t, well… Plus, it isn’t just healthcare that this bill covers, it also focuses on compensating them financially for their hard work that day, too, so that their families aren’t struggling while they get taken care of.
      Loved this segment-Jon looked so funny, and the Cheetos thing was inspired :p. No surprise Colbert would let him have a moment on his show for this, and good for Kimmel mentioning the issue on his show, too, as this article notes. I’ve written to Congress about this, and I hope others have written or tweeted, too. Hope all this hard work and pushing pays off.

      • Angela says:

        Adding on, too, that considering how many politicians are talking about wanting to repeal Obamacare, if they ever wind up being successful with that, at least, by keeping this Zadroga bill a separate thing, these first responders wouldn’t be negatively affected by the repeal, and would still get their much needed healthcare.