With Scott Pruitt out the door as the head of the EPA, Stephen Colbert offered him a send-off on The Late Show in the style of The Hunger Games.
You’ve heard of The Hunger Games… but what about “The Hungry to Leave Power Games”?
Ever since his entrance into the White House as the President of the United States, Donald Trump has seen quite a lot of turnover. With people either getting fired or stepping down left and right, Trump’s presidency is more akin to a season of The Apprentice. The latest name to hit the chopping block is EPA head Scott Pruitt, who recently stepped down from the position in a flurry of criticism over his performance.
Last night on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert couldn’t help but weigh in on the situation. A couple years back, Colbert had parodied The Hunger Games in references to the Republican National Convention. Now, Colbert is channeling the Jennifer Lawrence franchise once again to mock Pruitt on his way out the door.
Colbert then dives into a tirade, highlighting some of the worst decisions made under Pruitt’s watch. This includes refusing to ban a pesticide that’s been proven to harm the brains of developing children. Colbert also says how Pruitt spent taxpayer dollars on things like fountain pens and unnecessary trips. To cap things off, Colbert says it’s time to bid farewell to the fallen, displaying an image of Pruitt on the studio ceiling. “Goodbye, Scott Pruitt,” Colbert says. “And remember to stay moisturized in Hell.”
You can watch the segment in full in the YouTube video below.
Pruitt might be out, but another concern for Colbert (and millions of Americans) is Trump’s pick for the next Supreme Court justice. Now that he’s made a decision, you can count on Colbert having a response. Tune in when The Late Show airs at 11:35 p.m. EST on NBC to see what he says next!