WATCH: Colbert Skewers Trump's Nevada Win and the GOP's Reaction to It
February 25, 2016
On last night's show, Stephen Colbert noted that Trump's huge victory in Nevada included every Las Vegas demographic, "Elvis impersonators, white tiger handlers, even master illusionists!"
Trump actually got more votes—45.9%—than Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio combined. "So those two could not have even beaten him with the classic political dirty trick known as 'large trench coat,'" the Late Show host quipped.
"Orange, orange, orange!"
The slow-moving GOP establishment is just waking up to Trump's growing inevitability.
"Yes, like many other Las Vegas visitors, the GOP woke up this morning with a raging hangover, wondering what the hell happened last night," Colbert said. "This billionaire having his way with our election is shocking and unthinkable to the billionaires who have their way with our elections."
"They formed an anti-Trump super PAC, which has already spent more than $3.5 million on negative ads, much of the cash coming from the family that owns the Chicago Cubs," Colbert said. "And we all know the Cubs are synonymous with winning."
Establishment Republicans aren't just relying on money, they're also relying on Marco Rubio, who's okay with being your second or even third choice. "He's just saying that the election's not getting any younger and America may need to settle," explained Colbert. "He may not be the president of your dreams, but you'll learn to love him."
Watch the full segment below: