Democrats in Philly: Day one with Stephen Colbert (video)


“The surprise WikiLeaks dump of nearly 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee last week led to a topsy-turvy opening day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — and offered plenty of comedic opportunities for Stephen Colbert. “We are live on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention,” he announced Monday night, “also known as Hillary Clinton and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.”

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But Colbert largely ignored Clinton in his monologue, choosing to make light of suggestions that the Democratic National Committee was unfairly biased in supporting her over Sanders in this year’s bruising primaries. “In an unprecedented show of bias, the Democrats threw their weight behind a registered Democrat,” Colbert joked. “That’s like Sam’s Club refusing to take your Blockbuster card.”

The late-night host teased irate Sanders supporters and poked fun at DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Melania Trump. As the screen flashed photos of teary-eyed Sanders fans, Colbert declared, “I have not seen that many crying women since Bernie opened for the Beatles.”

Rolling Stone 26 July 2016

Stephen Colbert reviews day one

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