‘The Late Show’: Jon Stewart Skewers Donald Trump, Fox News (WATCH)

"This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it. It never was.”


Jon Stewart appears on 'The Late Show with Stephan Colbert' (PHOTO)
Jon Stewart
had a lot to say about Donald Trump, Fox News and American politics during a brief return to THE LATE SHOW Thursday night.

The former DAILY SHOW host took over Stephen Colbert’s desk for a 10 minute live monologue that blasted Republicans on the final night of their national convention.

“You feel that you’re this country’s rightful owners,” he said. “There’s only one problem with that. This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it. It never was.”

“There is no real America. You don’t own it. You don’t own patriotism. You don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police and firefighters.”

Stewart, who retired from late night in 2015, also took aim at Fox News personality Sean Hannity (who he mockingly referred to as “Lumpy”) for seeming to bend over backwards in support the Republican nominee.

“Lumpy, you and your friends have embraced Donald Trump,” he said.   “Clearly, the ‘c’ next to your names don’t stand for constitutional or conservative. But cravenly, convenient [edited].”

Here’s more of what Stewart had to say:

“The Republicans appear to have a very clear plan for America, and they’ve articulated it throughout the convention. One, jail your political opponent. Two, inject Rudy Giuliani with a speedball and Red Bull enema. And then, three, spend the rest of the time scaring the holy bejeezus out of everybody.

“I’m not an expert on racial unity. But I do believe that some of our more vaunted historical leaders in that area did retweet white supremacists less than Trump.”

“Either Lumpy and his friends are lying about being bothered by thin-skinned, authoritarian, less-than-Christian readers-of-prompter being president. Or they don’t care, as long as it’s their thin-skinned prompter-authoritarian-tyrant-narcissist. You just want that person to give you your country back.”

THE LATE SHOW airs weeknights at 11:35 PM on CBS.