Jon Stewart Returns To Late Night To Bash The GOP The Only Way He Knows How

On Thursday night, during a live broadcast of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert following the dystopian Republican National Convention, Jon Stewart returned to late night television to blast the hypocrisy of the GOP with his signature fire and conviction that’s propelled him into the hearts of countless left-leaning comedy viewers for years.

In what ended up being a full-on hijacking of his former Comedy Central colleague’s show, Stewart sat at the Late Show desk and railed into the GOP for an acidic ten minutes laced with wit, but ultimately focused on earnestly bashing the hypocritical bullshit being served by Republican pundits who criticized and accused Barack Obama of the very traits Donald Trump explicitly espouses.

Choosing to steer his focus more on the Fox News pundits and the rapidly right-moving Republican Party itself rather than the singular evil of Trump, Stewart compared conservatives to Olympic gymnasts constantly stretching their values in hopes of a victory. Stewart launched into his indictments, saying: “With the Rio Olympics coming up, I’m enjoying the gymnastics portion of the program that’s about to occur. That would be the contortions that many conservatives will now have to do, to embrace Donald J. Trump, a man who clearly embodies the things that they have, for years, said that they have hated about Barack Obama.”

After expressing his reluctant predictions on how right-wing news media would be forced to spend a large percent of their broadcast time desperately defending Trump, he went for the kill and honed in on Sean Hannity, who he nick-named “Lumpy.”

Rightfully deciding to refer to Hannity as Lumpy for the remainder of the show, Stewart lambasted him for the hypocrisy of accusing Obama of “racial divisiveness” in the past while managing to somehow accept Trump’s statements that all Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals.

After addressing the conservative inconsistency of claiming Obama is racially divisive while supporting a blatantly xenophobic Trump, Stewart did concede that Trump’s celebratory Cinco De Mayo meal was an emotional balm, saying:

“On Cinco de Mayo, we had the Trump Tower taco bowl, and that’s one of the healing-est meals on the Trump Tower menu.”

We’re all better people after Stewart’s coining of the term “healing-est,” but even more so after he went full-in and called out the inherent bullshit of supposed Blue Lives Matters supporters who fought against the 9/11 first responder’s bill re-authorization.

He also straight up called out the deadly entitlement of Trump supporters when he stared into the camera dead-eyed and said:

“You feel that you’re this country’s rightful owners. There’s only one problem with that. This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it. It never was.”

If you haven’t watched the full segment yet, I encourage you to partake in the frustration and catharsis that Stewart provides.

Thank you, Stewart. Thank you.