Donald Trump’s presidential announcement this week was met with huge enthusiasm from a constituency that has a lot to gain from a Trump campaign: comedians.
You could argue that Trump’s ego-stroking monologue was suffiently unhinged on its own to need no parody. But Stephen Colbert managed to extend the joke by nailing the details: the accent, the bad hair, the giant ego.
Colbert’s version of the Trump-ramble ranged from James Joyce quotes to the threat posed by his friends in China.
“The greatest menace to American livelihood, and I love them, OK?” Colbert said. “They’re wonderful people and they’re eating our lunch!”