Bernie Sanders finally conceded and endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, and Democrats’ long national nightmare is over. As such, Stephen Colbert decided to take a look back on the “knock-down, drag-out fistfight” that has been the 2016 primary season, comparing it to the Hunger Games, or perhaps more accurately, the “Hungry for Power Games.”
Breaking out his finest blue wig and champagne, Colbert laments, “Today we lost the bravest tribute of all; a man we actually lost months ago, but who courageously kept pretending not to be dead. Today, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton.” As far as the “Stronger Together” messaging on the podium at Clinton’s rally, Colbert says that it was only because Bernie rejected Hillary’s original idea, which was: “It’s about f*cking time.”
“Bernie Sanders has fallen, and like many seniors, he can not get up.” Colbert continued, “You were the adversary of we, the elite, and in your honor, right now, I am going to eat your name, made out of caviar,” procuring an actual silver tray of caviar spelling out Bernie Sanders’ name.
After recovering from the saltiness, Colbert reflected back on Sanders’ campaign, from his early beginnings announcing his campaign to a small crowd who “thought he was the instructor for tai chi in the park,” to him winning over voters with his “bedroom eyes and bedroom hair,” to him eventually receiving 12 million votes and winning 22 states, and staying in the race “so long after being mathematically eliminated, that he also won the state of denial.”
So long, Bernie. You’ll be missed, but not forgotten.