In the early hours of this morning after a seemingly endless marathon of ballot tallying, an astounded world learned that Donald Trump had been elected the 45th president of the United States. Yes, it’s really happening.
As citizens everywhere desperately try to make sense of the events that have unfolded, we turn our attention to someone who has never failed to make us laugh in times of political demise, the one and only Stephen Colbert.
Amidst the masses of election coverage last night, Stephen Colbert tried his best to advise viewers where to go from here.
“How did our politics get so poisonous?”
Colbert posed this ominous question to a distressed audience. Even the most seasoned political commentator and satirist who has helped us survive some of the nation’s worst leaders, could not have seen this coming.
“I think it’s because we overdosed,” he continued “especially this year.”
Colbert shared a statistic via the Pew Research Center that stated more than hald of Democrats say the Republican Party makes them ‘afraid’ while 49% of Republicans say the same about the Democratic Party. He went on to speak to the effect that these inundating politics have had on our lives and how they’ve divided us.
“Now politics is everywhere and that takes up precious brain space we could be using to remember all of the things we actually have in common.”
Preach Colbert, preach.
In an attempt to somewhat ease the minds of his viewers Colbert emphasized the importance of taking a break from politics and focusing on what’s really important in life.
“Whether your side won or lost, we don’t have to do this shit for a while.”
Well at least we can be grateful for that silver lining…
Colbert concluded his show with a final message to everyone caught up in this demising election.
“Kiss a democrat. Go hug a republican. Give a libertarian a reach around. I don’t care. The election is over, and you survived. Goodnight and God bless America!”