Stephen Colbert Teaches Kids About Worrisome Presidential Election
"The anger, the fighting, the all-around Trump-iness of this race has created an interesting problem for parents and teachers who want to educate their kids about democracy."
Stephen Colbert's newest installment of his "Road to the White House" series checks in with "the key under-7 voting demographic" out of necessity.
"The anger, the fighting, the all-around Trump-iness of this race has created an interesting problem for parents and teachers who want to educate their kids about democracy," said Colbert on Wednesday night, as the race has been full of "mean nicknames and throwing tantrums."
So the Late Show host spoke to a classroom of elementary school kids about the current presidential election. After covering the president's job description, Colbert highlighted the race's notable candidates: Bernie Sanders "believes people don’t share enough" and Hillary Clinton "seems like a grandma who gives you candy, but it’s not the kind of candy you like, but you eat it anyway because it’s all the candy that there is."
When it came time to discuss Donald Trump, one child noted that his hair resembles "a creepy creature that crawled on top of him," while the rest went on to imitate his facial expressions.
Watch the video below.