Colbert Bids the Bernie Sanders Campaign a Fond and Hilarious Farewell
The primary season came to an end last month, but Bernie Sanders has been hanging on since then. His endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday would seem to have ended his bid, although Sanders has been mathematically eliminated from winning the nomination outright for months.
“Bernie Sanders has fallen,” Stephen Colbert said last night in his silly blue-wigged character, "a worthy adversary of we, the elite,” he added.
Colbert's ironic tribute to Sanders went like this:
“In your honor right now, I am going to eat your name made out of caviar,” Colbert said, as if speaking directly to Bernie, while displaying a dish with the the Democratic candidates’ campaign logo. “Back in April of 2015, Bernie announced his candidacy to a tiny crowd and half of them thought he was the instructor for tai chi in the park.”
But Bernie Sanders soon became a household name and ignited a movement.
“Somehow Bernie Sanders became popular with his platform of giving everyone everything they want,” Colbert mused.
Still, while both the Clinton and Trump camps as well as the mainstream media scoffed at Sanders' chances, he fared far better than most.
“Do any of you remember when the candidates numbered 23? Back then, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting one,” joked Colbert.