Watch: Colbert Gloats Over Ted Cruz's Brutal New York Thrashing
April 21, 2016
Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert opened a segment on the New York primary with these words: "Speaking of things money can buy, the 2016 election."
He asked if his viewers had voted, and apparently, they had.
“Well, that means you did your part for democracy and as a reward you’re now eligible for jury duty,” said Colbert, who referred to the results as a "good old-fashioned boot stomping" by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
“New Yorkers haven’t seen a thrashing this bad since any Knicks game,” Colbert joked.
New York honored its winners by lighting the Empire State Building blue for Clinton and red for Trump. Since the Democratic primary results took longer to come in, the Empire State Building glowed a deep crimson for some time.
“Yes, dark crimson against a jet black sky, a color combination that truly screams ‘good tidings for mankind,’” Colbert said darkly.
But before we worry about the darkness, Colbert thought some celebration was in order.
“Of course, the clearest message coming out of New York was suck it, Ted Cruz, suck our New York values. Cruz got just 15 percent of the vote—and in one county, even lost to Ben Carson, who dropped out of the race a month ago!”