Stephen Colbert went reside on Wednesday night time following President Joe Biden’s inauguration and the sense of deep reduction within the room was palpable.
“Effectively, you probably did it,” he informed his Late Present viewers. “You survived the final 4 years and your reward? A shiny, new, previous president.” After admitting that he “cried loads” over the course of the day, Colbert stated, “It was extraordinarily emotional and never solely in the way in which that I anticipated. As a result of I’ve to let you know, I’ve zero gloat in me. There isn’t a finish zone dance in me. What I really feel is gigantic reduction.”
“In the present day felt like a return to normalcy, though a lot of the day was irregular,” the host stated. However a minimum of, he defined, we’re now lastly acknowledging the truth of the COVID-19 pandemic. “And the weirdest feeling is when one thing is clearly irregular and somebody tries to let you know it’s not,” Colbert added. “What we noticed at the moment was the other of gaslighting. In the present day, we had been reality-boarded, and I’m right here for it.”
As for the brand new first couple’s huge entrance, the host joked, “Isn’t that beautiful? A presidential couple holding fingers in a method that doesn’t look contractually mandated.” The contrasts with Trump continued as Colbert stated, “It’s so unusual to listen to anyone say that we’re an amazing nation with out then listening to about which of us are radical socialist antifas intent on destroying our heritage with low-flow rest room flushes.”
And later, “It was so good to have a president with a soul once more. The earlier one offered his to the satan and didn’t even get Georgia out of the deal.”
Lastly, Colbert lauded the “lovely, stirring phrases” from poet Amanda Gorman, who stated that “being American is greater than a pleasure we inherit, it’s the previous we step into and the way we restore it.”
“Sure, how do you restore the previous?” Colbert requested. “Have we tried unplugging the previous and plugging it again in once more? As a result of that works on the whole lot else.”
“However nevertheless we repair this nation, it’s not the brand new administration’s work alone,” he continued. “It’s as much as all of us, because it all the time is, in no matter method we will. And President Biden, Vice President Harris, you’ve our prayers, our greatest needs, and our each confidence.”
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