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Stephen Colbert brought a friend with him for the latest installment of his Hunger Games-inspired Late Show bit, “Hungry for Power Games” where Colbert’s Caesar Flickerman-like character bids farewell to presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race.
His new “co-host” is a stuffed ferret named Caligula, whom he introduced on Wednesday’s Late Show.
“He’s like many presidential candidates: When he first appears on the scene, he appears fierce, but soon you realize — dead on arrival,” Colbert said, laughing.
Colbert talked about the presidential race, referring to American politics as “a constant sport” that is “mano-a-mano between people who would deport you if you understand the phrase ‘mano-a-mano.'”
After slipping into his bright blue wig and matching eyebrows, the talk-show host then bid farewell to Rick Santorum, whom he had not said goodbye to in his last “Hungry for Power Games” show after Iowa. He followed up by saying goodbye to Chris Christie, who based his campaign on “telling it like it is.”
“Donald Trump stole his thunder by telling it like a Nyquil-induced fever dream,” said Colbert.
As for the other candidates, Colbert said voters told former HP CEO Carly Fiorina “control, alt, goodbye,” and he said so long to the “frontrunner for last place,” Jim Gilmore.
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