In this video, Stephen Colbert takes a moment to ruthlessly mock Donald Trump’s campaign announcement. “THANK YOU FOR ROLLING ME IN ON THIS GIANT HUMAN TRASH CAN, AMERICAN WORKERS!” begins Colbert. Donald Trump’s campaign for president of the United States is not just great for America, it’s great for late night television. Because Donald’s presidential campaign has inspired me to announce that I will be announcing that I will still be hosting the late night show on CBS!”
From his ridiculous toupee to Trump’s tendency for speaking in the third person to the absurd statements that he spews out, Colbert delivers a hilarious but on-point parody of Trump’s announcement: “It will be the most finest, most luxurious, gold-plated diamond-crusted campaign that will give hope to a weary nation, until that fine fall day when the new season of Celebrity Apprentice begins!”
He then tears into Trump’s obsession with China and his nonsensical potshots at President Obama: “What lunch are we gonna eat, okay? I’ve seen their lunch! Does it come with eggroll? Who knows? This administration is doing nothing to find out! Show me the birth certificate!”
It’s a perfect mockery of the most disliked presidential candidate in the history of the United States. It’s a must-see.
Here’s Trump’s original speech, to emphasize how good the satire is.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.