Stephen Colbert Crashes RNC in 'Late Show' Stunt, Gets Kicked Out by Security
The late night host was dressed up as 'Hunger Games' character Caesar Flickerman.
Stephen Colbert is no stranger to mocking the GOP, and the late night jokester was back at it Sunday, hijacking a microphone ahead of the RNC to poke fun at one of his favorite targets: Donald Trump.
Colbert, who is in Cleveland all week recording The Late Show live from the RNC, dressed up as The Hunger Games’ MC Caesar Flickerman and called the event “The hungry for power games.”
"Look, I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but let's be honest, neither is Donald Trump," he said on stage Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Security eventually came and escorted the comedian off the stage.
The video has gotten more than 600,000 views in less than 24 hours after being posted.
This is not the first time Colbert has bashed the party. Prior to taking over The Late Show from David Letterman last year, he hosted Comedy Central’s wildly popular, The Colbert Report, where he portrayed a conservative, megalomaniacal talk show host.
In 2006, Colbert hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner and mocked then-President George W. Bush to his face.
The dinner, which occurred eight months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, Colbert said: “I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers, and rubble, and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message: that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound — with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.”
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