Jon Stewart made a much-needed comeback on Thursday and joined friend and fellow TV host, Stephen Colbert, for a special spot on CBS’ “The Late Show” — and it was utterly glorious.
In his first political address since retiring from “The Daily Show,” Stewart verbally eviscerated Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his hatemongering supporters in a live TV segment. Donning a jacket and a tie, he unloaded all his pent up frustrations with the presidential elections and current political situation in the country in one swift go.
“This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it. It never was. There is no real America,” he told Trump fans loud and clear. “You don’t own patriotism, you don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of the military, police and firefighters.”
Jon Stewart had a few words for the people who say they want their country back. pic.twitter.com/EIs9m5vkDI— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 22, 2016
Talking about the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Stewart said most of the people touting support for “Blue Lives Matter” on the convention floor remained either silent or actively fought against the “911 First Responders Bill” reauthorization.
The former TV host also called out the Republican Party’s hypocrisy for backing Donald Trump when he embodies everything that they used to say they hate about President Barack Obama.
After this truly horrifying and underwhelming week, the country needed a good does of reality, and Stewart did just that.
Thank you Jon Stewart. Thank you 💯— Mike Tony (@FollowingMig) July 22, 2016
Watch the video above for Jon Stewart’s complete segment.