Stephen Colbert dismisses Trump’s rally as same old, same old

Former President of United States Donald Trump (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Former President of United States Donald Trump (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /

Over the weekend, former President Donald Trump held his first rally since the Jan 6. riot at the Capitol. And with all that time, Trump failed to come up with anything new to say as Stephen Colbert explained in his monologue.

The June 26 event was held in Wellington, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. It was organized in support of congressional candidate Max Miller. The former White House aide is challenging Republican Anthony Gonzalez, one of 10 GOP House members who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot.

Trump scheduled more events and campaign-style rallies this summer. If the Ohio event was any indication, it will be more of the same from the 45th president. Trump focused heavily on the 2020 election and continues to claim it was “stolen” from him.

Stephen Colbert was disappointed but not surprised to hear nothing new from Trump. The Late Show host’s monologue on Monday night recapped the rally in typical Colbert fashion:

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump’s rally for bringing nothing new to the table

President Donald Trump’s rallies served as a gold mine for late night TV monologues. Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and others could always find material when Trump stood behind a microphone and in front of an adoring crowd.

But now, Stephen Colbert wonders why Trump is even allowed to hold a rally. The Late Show host argues that Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot should bar him from holding similar events.

And if Trump returning to the rally stage wasn’t bad enough for Colbert, the former president also repeated the same old grievances. Colbert hit back against Trump over claims that the 2020 election was rigged and ultimately stolen from him.

Colbert’s monologue teased Trump for failing to move on. The comedian also went on the offensive after hearing Trump pump up hydroxychloroquine again after suggesting the COVID-19 pandemic was used as a cover to steal the election.

The monologue wrapped up with Colbert mocking Trump for fumbling his way through some lines in his speech. After flubbing a line about Neil Armstrong planting the flag on the Moon, Trump tried to recover by asking the crowd who he was talking about. The material may be old but Colbert never tires of watching Trump squirm in embarrassment.

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