Colbert Crushes Mike Pence on 'That Mexican Thing'

Tuesday night's vice-presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine had its moments, but felt more or less like a presidential debate in a normal election. Remember those? 


“It was like watching a loaf of white bread get pistol-whipped by a jar of mayonnaise,” CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert concluded. 

Before the debate, moderator Elaine Quijano warned the audience not to make any noise, booing or cheering. But no one on either side of the aisle appeared to be that riled up for the policy-heavy discussion.

"Please, muffle your yawns, silence your blinks and apply the Breathe Right strip before you fall asleep in your seat," Colbert quipped. 

“Mike Pence is the governor of Indiana who worked as a local talk radio host and described himself as ‘Rush Limbaugh on decaf,'” Colbert continued, adding, “That’s interesting. I didn’t realize caffeine was the active ingredient in oxycontin.”

And while socially conservative Pence proceeded to openly deny Donald Trump's statements, he did offer a surprising admission: "I try and spend a little time on my knees every day."

"Apparently, Mike Pence is also very close with Vladimir Putin," Colbert remarked. "Fair warning, Mike, Indiana businesses can now refuse to serve you," the host added, taking a jab at Pence's anti-gay laws.

Of course, it wouldn't be a debate about Trump's policies without a mention of Trump's infamous insulting of our neighbors to the south. 

“Senator, you whipped out that Mexican thing again," Pence remarked after Kaine brought up Trump's insults of Mexicans for a fourth time. 

"That Mexican thing? That Mexican thing?" Colbert asked indignantly. “It has a name, governor. I call it Pedro, and it taught me Spanish!”

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