The political happenings of the United States lately seem to be taken directly from a dystopian novel.
Pick any one, it doesn’t matter. The fact is simply that it’s ludicrous for a reality TV star to be elected to the presidency, and then go on while president to officially work towards building a border wall and banning an entire religion from the United States. It’s all ludicrous — but it’s happening.
Now, what better person is there to take on such a political climate than Jon Stewart? Stewart officially retired from television a couple of years ago, leaving his Comedy Central program to transplanted South African comedian Trevor Noah.
Just because Stewart is “retired,” doesn’t mean that he’s not still the same Jon Stewart, however. He was back last night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to give what’s been happening lately in the United States the Jon Stewart treatment.
He appeared on set for the show wearing an oversized red tie and fur hat, joking that he “thought this is how men dressed now.” Continuing, he added, “The president sets men’s fashion, and I saw the inauguration: super long tie, dead animal on head, boom.”
Joining in on the longstanding chorus of voices roasting Donald Trump’s appearance wasn’t the point of Stewart’s visit to The Late Show, however. Colbert had been wondering if Trump would be signing any more executive orders anytime soon. Stewart thus produced his mocking take on what Trump’s next orders would say.
The first one read:
‘By the authority vested in me by the Constitution, I, Donald J. Jonah Jameson Trump, hereby direct that to secure our border, China shall immediately, and without hesitation, send us their wall, done, boom.’
Then, after going through the second one, which was a proclamation that the official language of the U.S. is now “bullsh*t,” Stewart arrived on the third, which quickly turned into an epic pro-resistance rant.
The third “executive order” began, “I, Donald J. Trump, am exhausting.”
Now, why is Trump so exhausting? Stewart went on:
‘I, Donald J. Trump, am exhausting, because it is going to take relentless stamina, vigilance, and every institutional check and balance this great country can muster to keep me from going full Palpatine with the lightning coming out of the finger tips.’
Stewart wasn’t through.
‘No one action will be adequate, all actions will be necessary. And if we do not allow Donald Trump to exhaust our fight, and somehow come through this presidency calamity-less, then I, Donald J. Trump, will have demonstrated the greatness of America, just not the way I thought I was going to.’
Check out Stewart’s appearance on The Late Show below.
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