Prepare your gag reflex.
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert had to fight off tears during his show after he learned that President Donald Trump vowed to dispute the result of the election in court, The Washington Times reported.
“Break my heart”
The late-night host had the dramatic breakdown during his show Thursday following Trump’s first news conference since Election Day.
“We all knew he would do this. What I didn’t know is that it would hurt so much. I didn’t expect this to break my heart,” Colbert said, holding off tears and barely able to speak.
Colbert said that “something unpredictable needs to happen,” although it is not exactly clear what he was referring to. “Everything is now in some way presidential behavior — including this — unless every single person rejects what he just did,” Colbert said. “And that means, for all the predictable behavior of the last few days, last four years, right now something unpredictable needs to happen.”
What is he so worked up about?
Colbert was reacting to Trump’s announcement at his press briefing on Thursday.
“Democrat officials never believed they could win this election honestly,” Trump said, Breitbart reported. “I really believe that that’s why they did the mail-in ballots, where there is tremendous corruption and fraud going on.”
As a result, Trump said there will “a lot of litigation because we have so much evidence, so much proof, it’s going to end up perhaps at the highest court in the land, you’ll see.”
The president said his goal “is to defend the integrity of the election” and declared that “we will not allow the corruption to steal such an important election or any election for that matter.”
Media can’t handle it
Not only was the president’s press conference too much for Colbert, it was too much for the rest of the Democrat allies in the media. Several outlets, including ABC, NBC and CBS cut away from the president as he was speaking.
Instead, they aired their pundits who claimed everything the president was saying was untrue.
In doing so, of course, they were lying to their viewers. The truth of the matter is that there is evidence of election tampering in a number of key states, which is why it makes perfect sense for Trump to pursue it in the courts.