Stephen Colbert on Thursday (or early Friday morning depending on your time zone) yielded his show to Jon Stewart. The former Daily Show host took to the Late Show desk (with a clip-on tie!) to weigh in on what he called the hypocrisy of Sean Hannity’s support for Donald Trump after years of chastising President Barack Obama.
“It’s been a while,” Stewart noted, before tearing into the Fox News personality — whom he referred to only as “Lumpy” — for years of referring to Obama as a “thin-skinned narcissist with no government experience” before throwing all of his support behind the former Celebrity Apprentice host.
As Stewart would repeatedly note, Hannity, who throughout the current president’s administration has condemned him for his divisiveness and elitism, has since entirely ignored Trump’s equivalent traits in his coverage of the 2016 election cycle.
In the end, Stewart chalked up Hannity and Fox News’ support of Trump (aka “a guy who sits in a literal golden throne at the top of a golden tower with his name in gold letters at the top of it”) to wanting their country back from alleged “subgroups” of Americans.
“You just want that person to give you your country back because you feel you’re this country’s rightful owners,” he argued, but “there’s only one 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 patriotism, you don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police and firefighters. … I see you and I see your bulls—t.”
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