Maybe this is what he’s been waiting to deploy his Colbert SuperPAC for.
Last night on his show Stephen Colbert was lamenting how the Republican debate Donald Trump will moderate on December 27 isn’t being taken seriously by the Republican establishment. As he pointed out, Ari Fleischer called it “an invitation to a circus.”
Colbert defended Trump, playing a clip of The Donald professing to be “very knowledgable in foreign affairs and thing of that like,” and Colbert advised that “candidates be prepared to be drilled on things of that like, items of that such, topics of this stuff, and fluency in that one thing.”
But despite having “the world’s number one rated friendship” with Donald Trump, Colbert conceded, “he’s a joke—he looks like a gin-soaked raisin fell into a nuclear reactor.” According to Colbert the Republican Party deserves better than a joke. It is, he said, “the best party in the world, and that includes space.”
They deserve a serious debate—a serious, classy debate.
Which is why Colbert announced he’ll be hosting a his own debate, called “Stephen Colbert’s South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate.” To be broadcast on Animal Planet, Colbert proclaimed it will be the greatest debate in history—”candidates will arrive in limos, and the limos will get taken away by helicopters.”
Better yet, “Colbert’s Serious, Classy Debate” will address real-people issues like whether candidates can drink a gallon of milk in an hour—things you need to know about someone if they’re going to lead the free world.
While this seems like a brilliant Colbert joke, there’s a reasonable chance that he’ll at least try to use the fundraising abilities of his SuperPAC (whose motto is “Making a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow”) to actually make this happen. He said it’ll be happening in January—he’ll “get back to us” on a date. Stay tuned.