Stephen Colbert Mourns the 2016 Election: ‘We Drank Too Much of the Poison’

As the fate of the election, which has since been called for Donald Trump, hung in the balance last night, Stephen Colbert wrapped up his Showtime Election Night special with an extended monologue about the both current state and future of America’s political climate. “How did our politics get so poisonous?” he asked, discussing the way in which members of both political parties have come to deeply distrust one another. “You take a little bit of [the poison] so you can hate the other, and it tastes kinda good, and you like how it feels and there’s a gentle high to the condemnation. And you know you’re right? Right? You know you’re right.” Colbert went on to discuss the few things that America could still agree on: The proper way to eat Kit Kat bars, that work email is bad, and that “we should never, ever have another election like this one.”

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