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Jon Stewart Blasts Donald Trump On Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Eve ‘Late Show’

Deadline logo Deadline 8/11/2016 Lisa de Moraes
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Jon Stewart, and an orphan ragamuffin, joined Stephen Colbert on his live election-eve Late Show, for a production number about the importance of voting on Election Day, and not for Donald Trump.

Delivering his opening monologue, Colbert hears crying coming from his studio audience. “It’s an adorable little street urchin!” he says. “Why are you crying? I ask out of genuine concern, not because it’s a live show and I’m furious.”

“I am just an orphan ragamuffin. I’m cold and have no coat,

And when it comes to ballot stuffing I’m too scared to vote,” she begins to sing.

Colbert assures her voting is not scary, singing:

“Voting gives a voice, to people one and all

From the richest robber baron, to the lowliest dirtball.

Voting’s done in half a flash, it only takes one wrist flick.

They always make the process speedy.

Except for in black districts (says Jon Batiste).

That’s when Jon Stewart takes the stage, dressed in sponge bag trousers, morning jacket, waistcoat, red tie, top hat, and spats. He’s apparently Mayor of Candytown. He’s got toffee in his pants.

Donald Trump © Johnny Louis/FilmMagic/Getty Images Donald Trump He sings a song about not having to vote.

Jon is thirsty. He also asks Colbert who is running for POTUS. You know where this is going, having seen this water-spouting cross-talk act last time Stewart appeared on Late Show. Still, it never gets old.

“Are you serious? That angry tax-and-draft dodging little orange groundhog is running for president?” Stewart asks.

Ragamuffin Orphan thinks she’ll still sit out the vote part, singing:

“It’s not my fault that the system gave us two unsavory folks.

If they shared my values, I’d be first in line to vote.

But in civil oligarchy, we don’t have a real choice

How can i change a system,that wont’ listen to my voice?”

“That is an unbelievably contrarian think piece,” Stewart marvels. I want you to write for Slate.”

Then Stewart begins to perform Yentl. Colbert says there’s no time for Yentl. Stewart says there is always time for Yentl.

Orphan Ragamuffin drags them back to the point at hand, which is that she’s going to it out Election Day.

Hamilton’s Javier

Muñoz takes the stage and disabuses her of that idea, rapping that,  “history has its eyes on you.” After which Stewart had more choice words for Trump.

Stevie Wonder also stopped by, to tout Hillary Clinton and sing one of his oldies.

Then Late Show cut to commercial break. What we saw was the two-minute “Donald Trump’s Argument For America”  campaign-closing ad – the one Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has called “something of a German shepherd whistle,” and the Anti-Defamation League has said conjures “painful stereotypes and baseless conspiracy theories,” adding, “Whether intentional or not, the images and rhetoric in this ad touch on subjects that anti-Semites have used for ages… This needs to stop.”

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