While all of the late-night shows have been playing close attention to the campaign, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has secured more political jokes with sharp comebacks against the right, similar to his previous show on Comedy Central, The Colbert Report, than most of them.
Monday night The Late Show host brought up a popular story — which Inquisitr also covered — about a tow-truck driver, who is also a Donald Trump supporter, who left a woman stranded on the side of the road because she had a Bernie Sanders sticker on her car.
The Inquisitr article referred to explains how the woman’s car had been hit by a tractor and would not turn on, before she called Ken Shupe of Shupee Max Towing, clearly a man who is self-employed and therefore can make the decision to not help out a person in need without repercussions.
“The tow truck driver said Bernie supporters don’t pay him, as opposed to Trump supporters, who make Mexico pay him”https://t.co/wjMvZ1fVUQ
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 10, 2016
Stephen Colbert plowed right into the driver with one joke after another, about how bold Ken Shupe the tow-trucker was to just leave the disabled woman on the side of the road over the sticker.
As seen in the video, judging from the laughter, Stephen Colbert’s first joke landed pretty hard when he talked about how the tow-truck driver was ironically being dismissive of socialism, while driving away on a road he “obviously” paved himself.
The comedian’s joke would count for two hard jabs since it also plays on the reports that most Trump supporters are misinformed.
One person who commented on the tweet also pointed this out.
Then Stephen Colbert’s second joke was a play on Donald Trump’s claim that he would build a wall on the U.S.’s southern border, which he would make Mexico pay for, by stating that Shupe has said he doesn’t get paid by Bernie supporters, but when he helps Trump supporters, they make Mexico pay him.
And while that joke was made quickly, the third and hardest hitting slam on the Trump supporter was over the hypocrisy on doing the “Christian” thing, as the man claimed God spoke to him, telling him to leave the woman behind.
“Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said get in the truck and leave. And when I got in my truck, you know, I was so proud, because I felt like I finally drew a line in the sand and stood up for what I believed.”
That was when Stephen Colbert closed big.
“That does sound like something Jesus would say. It’s like the story of the good Samaritan where, he sees an injured man stranded there on the side of the road and is about to help him. But then realizes, he’s got a Canaanite bumper sticker and he peels out in a chariot yelling, make Samaria great again!”
It is here where he held two middle fingers up to the camera.
As the Inquisitr article pointed out, the woman, Cassy McWade, is physically disabled, much like the man in the biblical story Stephen Colbert nailed the tow-truck driver with.
Since the incident, Cassy has reframed Trump’s slogan of “make America great again” with “make America kind again” via her Facebook wall.
The Inquisitr recently published an analysis on Trump supporters as being aggressive with people both offline and online, especially against Bernie Sanders supporters whom Donald Trump has also accused of staging attacks at his rallies.
The incident took place in North Carolina, which appears to have more of a right-wing constituency, and is currently suing the federal government for trying to pressure them to change their anti-transgender bathroom laws, which appear to discriminate against that community.
Stephen Colbert is closely associated with the state as he was raised on James Island, South Carolina.