Watch: Colbert and Tom Hanks Taste RNC Chair Reince Priebus’ Recipe for Disaster
If you’re following the election, you’re probably aware that the Republican National Convention is swiftly approaching, or as "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert puts it, “The toboggan ride is rapidly approaching the oak tree.”
While voters may be worried about the outcome of the convention, just consider RNC Chair Reince Priebus. “Reince appears to be in a really tough spot right now. As his party approaches a contested convention, it appears to be going up in flames," said Colbert.
Priebus explained the GOP's predicament to Talking Points Memo: “Sometimes you can’t fix it. Sometimes you can just take a seven-alarm fire and make it into a four-alarm fire. It’s still burning, but not as bad as it was."
“You understand how fire departments work, right?” Colbert asked. “You can’t just say you put a dent in it.”
However, Priebus insists everything’s fine and that his job is actually “fun.”
“People assume oh, are you—you must be miserable. You've got a horrible job. But I don't see it that way,” Priebus said in a CNN interview. “I'm not pouring Baileys in my cereal, I’m not sitting here trying to find a Johnnie Walker. I mean, this is...this is fun,” he stammered.
Colbert didn’t buy it. “I'm not pouring Baileys in my cereal is a very specific reference to something you are not doing. We care about you, Reince Priebus. I need to know about any other very specific things you are not doing.”
However, he was curious about the recipe, so he pulled out a box of Lucky Charms, put some in a bowl and then poured Bailey's over it.
Guest Tom Hanks joked it was so good he’d never vote Democrat again. Colbert said that the concoction would be "served at the convention as part of the suicide pact."