Watch Jon Stewart's RNC Monologue & Bask In The Beauty That Was His Brief Return — VIDEO
Not long after the Republican National Convention came to a dramatic close, a surprise guest popped into Stephen Colbert's The Late Show, and the timing couldn't have been any more perfect — after Donald Trump's hour-and-15 minute-long speech, America was in need of some comic relief, and they got it from none other than Jon Stewart. Though the former talk show host retired from The Daily Show in 2015, he's made much-anticipated appearances on his colleagues' programs. Spoken from Colbert's desk, Stewart's RNC monologue is a can't-miss event.
After Colbert miserably failed to remain stoic in the wake of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes' resignation — the talk show host just enjoyed it too much — he called upon a very special guest who decided he needed to preside over Colbert's entire desk for what was about to come next. Getting into his old character, Stewart put on a suit coat and a tie to review American politics. Describing Trump as an "angry groundhog" who "just vomited on everybody for an hour," the political satirist moved on to the Republicans' overall agenda, which seemed to prioritize Hillary Clinton mentions over Trump endorsement. Though, to be fair, the DNC might have accumulated more Trump mentions than the RNC did Clinton mentions by the time the convention is finished.
Stewart separated the Republicans' plan into three simple steps that should make a lot of sense to anyone who watched the convention.
But the Republicans appear to have a very clear plan for America, and they've articulated it throughout the convention. One, jail your political opponent. Two, inject Rudy Giuliani with a speedball and a Red Bull enema. And then, three, spend the rest of the time scaring the holy bejeezus out of everybody.
Trump's speech indeed painted an exceptionally terrifying portrait of America. Then, in late night show style, Stewart provided commentary on an array of soundbites, whose composition ultimately concluded that the Republicans were hypocritical. Most clips featured Sean Hannity criticizing President Barack Obama for one thing and then later praising Trump for that very same thing (or the other way around). This type of polarizing behavior puts into question the roots of political divisiveness. Perhaps it's created by the die–hard Republicans that criticize it, Stewart implied. He ended his epic monologue with a meaningful statement that both Republicans and Democrats need to remember this election year, which has already proven to be controversial by the looks of both the RNC and DNC. He said:
Those fighting to be included in the ideal of equality are not being divisive. Those fighting to keep those people out are.
Be on the lookout for Stewart's next surprise appearance because it's sure to be both insightful and hilarious.