On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert poked fun at President-elect Donald Trump’s recent Twitter tirade against the cast of the Broadway show Hamilton. Just so we’re all on the same page: Vice President-elect Mike Pence showed up to the musical, got booed, was asked by the cast to protect all Americans, and then Trump accused them of being rude. Seizing the opportunity, Colbert did his own rap musical about it.
“How does an orange bully, son of a b**** and a con man grabbing p**** with Gary Busey, no taxes evident, grow up to be a hero and the president?” Colbert started. “I always thought the theater was a safe and special place, but when the vice president’s in residence some thugs get up in his face, cameras blazing, come right at him with their scary tights. Blast him! Bang! With a request to protect their rights, stabbing him with rudeness, the cast casting aspersions — before Pence can hit ’em back with some gay conversions.”
That is referencing Pence’s support of the use of federal funding to “provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior,” an obtuse way of describing gay conversion therapy.
“He got a lecture, he got hectored in his tiny, little seat,” continued Colbert. “I won’t let my veep go down like that. Men, to the tweets! Drop the toilet seat, drop the beat, thumbs so fast, disappearing like my balance sheets. Gonna make the theater safe again and end the lies. Watch this, I’m gonna tweet: ‘Apologize!’ Back to making America great. Hannity, Truckasaurus, who wants secretary of state?”
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