It’s the 2016 Hungry for Power Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor – to laugh hysterically.
On Monday’s episode of the Late Show, host Stephen Colbert shared a pretaped segment with the audience in which he toured the Republican National Convention to mock the proceedings as well as presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“I’ve arrived at the 2016 Republican National Hungry For Power Games,” he began. “Welcome to the arena, citizens. So grand. It can almost hold Donald Trump’s entire head.”
“The red carpet, of course, is here to hide the rivers of blood that will eventually pour down from the cornucopia,” Colbert, 52, said as he strolled down the red carpet separating the states’ representatives. “The New Jersey delegation has saved one front row seat for Chris Christie to have the best possible view of the end of his career.”
Referencing North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which many have decried as anti-LGBT, Colbert’s emcee made a few crackt about the Southern state choosing seating next to the bathrooms “so they can check everyone’s genitalia before they … you know.”
Finishing out a clip that surfaced yesterday, Colbert then crashed the stage to officially open the Games.
And when a security guard moved to usher him off the stage, he quipped, “I know I’m not supposed to be up here, but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will broadcast live all week from the RNC at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.