The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert took to the streets of Russia to ask passers-by about Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the 2016 presidential election.
Plenty of Americans are convinced Russia somehow interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. But what do the people of Russia think? To find that out, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert took to St. Petersburg to interview the Russian public to see their thoughts on the matter.
Let’s just say that Colbert doesn’t blend in seamlessly with the people of Russia. Every single encounter shown is incredibly awkward. Colbert strokes the beard of the first man he meets, then asking him if he is a Russian hacker. Alas, the man is not, but Colbert does get him to admit that if he were a hacker, he wouldn’t admit it.
Colbert’s next interview leads him to a newlywed couple, whom he provides with two potatoes to answer his questions with. If they agree with what Colbert says, they’re tasked with raising the potato. Using this interview method, he quizzes them on whether they think Russia interfered with the 2016 USA election — they do not agree. But when Colbert asks if they think it’s just a case of the Americans blaming everything on the Russians, he gets a “unanimous potato.”
You can watch the whole bit in the YouTube video below.
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