Congratulations! You’ve made it through three presidential debates, mostly unharmed. But has the US made it unscathed through the most tempestuous and, frankly, terrifying presidential race in our lifetimes? Perhaps not just yet.
If those three debates have been good for one thing (they haven’t) it’s been the superb and incisive live responses from America’s biggest late night hosts. And Stephen Colbert might just have taken the cake with his final assessment for The Late Show.
Colbert laid into Trump for his response to the question of whether he’d accept the result of the election. Trump responded that he would tell us all at the time and “keep you in suspense”.
Colbert said: “Oh! Suspense! Democracy’s going to end with cliffhanger! I guess we’re all just gonna have to wait until November 9th to find out if we still have a country! If Donald Trump is in the mood for a peaceful transfer of power. Or if he’s just going to wipe his fat ass with the Constitution.”
Oh hell, just watch the whole thing.
And when you’re done, watch Broadway star Laura Benanti’s hilarious second appearance as Melania Trump on The Late Show.