Colbert: 'Has America Lost Its Mind?' A Desperate Attempt to Explain How a Trump Presidency Happened

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert was on pins and needles with the rest of America watching the results come in on election night. And after 9pm, it wasn't looking so good for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


A few hours after the show aired, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. 

"We now all feel the way Rudy Giuliani looks," Colbert remarked. "With everything this election, people all around the world are saying, Has America lost its mind? And the answer is, Hey buddy, we've got 300 million guns and we're kind of stressed right now."

"By every metric, we are more divided than ever as a nation. According to Pew Policy research center, more than 4 in 10 Democrats and Republicans say the other party's policies are so misguided that they pose a threat to the nation," Colbert revealed, adding that "more than half of Democrats say the Republican Party makes them afraid."

Colbert speculated why votes are cast in secret. 

"Both sides are terrified of the other side... the voting booth has a curtain so they have someplace to hide," he joked. 

"How did our politics get so poisonous?" Colbert wondered. "I think it's 'cause we overdosed. We drank too much of the poison. We drink a little bit so we can hate the other side and it tastes kind of good and you like how it feels and there's a gentle high. And you know you're right, right? You know you're right."

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