Stephen Colbert: Trump’s challenge dealt a fatal blow by the Supreme Court

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Stephen Colbert explained how the Supreme Court’s decision could be the final nail in the coffin for President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s last-ditch effort to retain power was likely dealt a fatal blow when the Supreme Court rejected a Republican lawsuit aiming to invalidate millions of votes in Pennsylvania. Stephen Colbert’s monologue recapped the latest defeat for President Trump and why this should put an end to his protest for good.

It has been a month since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris delivered an acceptance speech. Since then, President Trump has done everything but accept reality. He has continued to challenge the legitimacy of the election and suggested that widespread fraud occurred in states such as Wisconsin, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.

His legal fight has been led by Rudy Giuliani who had been tasked with making the president’s case without concrete evidence to support the allegations. It led to Giuliani making more public gaffes than any progress towards a second Trump term.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected a Republican lawsuit seeking to overturn election results in Pennsylvania. By all accounts, President Trump was banking on his election challenge reaching the Supreme Court where the conservative majority would side in his favor. With that plan falling apart, it should be the end of President Trump’s power grab. That was the argument Stephen Colbert’s monologue made last night on The Late Show:

Stephen Colbert says even President Trump’s hand-picked Supreme Court Justices wanted nothing to do with his nonsense

Between election night and Joe Biden being declared the winner, there was a moment in which Stephen Colbert was concerned about the future of the country. A speech by President Trump making it clear he wanted to invalidate votes led to an emotional Colbert delivering a monologue warning his audience about what could happen if the president was successful.

More than 50 failed lawsuits later, Colbert is breathing much easier these days. President Trump’s public meltdowns and Twitter rants have had no real effect on the election outcome and it is clear that power will be transferred to Joe Biden next month.

It was a Supreme Court featuring three Justices appointed by President Trump that may have dealt him the final blow. Colbert seemed to take some satisfaction in this, noting that none of the Justices wanted anything to do with the president’s “nonsense.”

Colbert doesn’t have to be a legal scholar to see why the Supreme Court rejected the GOP lawsuit. The Late Show host compares the Republican argument to going to Las Vegas and burning the casino down after seeing your cards. The comedian mocks what he considers equally frivolous lawsuits in Texas and Arizona, further convincing him that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to the election results.

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