Jon Stewart made an appearance on The Late Show to tell the media how to break up with a**hole Trump.
Jon Stewart returned to Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show on Monday for the second time in less than a month, to mock the media’s breakup with Trump.
Colbert was discussing the First Amendment at the beginning of the segment.
“It’s like they say, if you love the First Amendment, set it free. If it comes back, don’t let it in the press briefing,’ he stated, adding that “the root of all this is that Trump calls any story he doesn’t like ‘fake news.’”
Stewart suddenly burst from beneath Colbert’s desk. Answering Colbert’s question whether he missed “it” [television], he replied, “yes, I miss it.”
“Stephen – I’ve spent the whole day yelling to the animals about Trump,” he added, referring to life on his farm.
Asked what he thinks about Trump banning members of the media from last Friday’s press briefing and his decision not to attend this year’s WH Correspondents Dinner, Stewart replied:
“I can’t believe the guy has the balls to get away with that. Trump lies more in one press conference than CNN does in a year, and this – as you know – comes from a guy who hates CNN.”
Stewart spent the next few minutes calling out Trump’s lies and playing clips from Trump’s first solo press conference earlier this month.
Colbert asked if he agreed that “Trump banning any members of the press is un-American,” Stewart mockingly responded: “Oh, it’s un-American not to like the press.”
“You know what I say? I say stop your whining, press! Can I talk to the media for a moment?”
Facing the camera, Stewart delivered one of his best rants ever.
Hey guys, hey media, so, I heard Donald broke up with you. Stings a little, doesn’t it? You finally thought you’d met your match. A blabbermouth who’s as thin-skinned and narcissistic as you are. Well now it’s over! Well, good riddance, I say! Kick him to the curb.
It is time for you to get your groove back, media. Because, let’s face facts, you kind of let yourself go a little bit for these past few years. You put on a few pundits. Obsessing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, about this one guy. ‘What’s Donny up to?! Did he say anything about us?! You think he’s gonna come on our show?! Do you think he even likes us? He doesn’t even have to come on. He can just call us! Oh Donny, please, just let us know you’re okay!’
And the whole time you’re all chasing after Donny, the rest of us are thinking, ‘Can’t you see he’s an asshole?’ No, you try to defend him! ‘No, no, that’s just primaries Donald. That’s just election Donald. You’ll see. We can change him! He’ll get presidential!’
Yeah, how’d that work out?” It didn’t. And you know why? Because 70-year-old men don’t get less cranky or racist as time goes by. Unless they happen to be visited by three spirits in the night.
Continuing, Stewart advises the media to take some time for “self-reflection and improvement” and to “take up a hobby. I recommend journalism.”
Here’s my point, media. Here’s my point. This breakup with Donald Trump has given you, the media, an amazing opportunity for self-reflection and improvement. Instead of worrying about whether Trump is un-American; or if he thinks you’re the enemy; or if he’s being mean to you; or if he’s going to let you go back into the briefings; do something for yourself. Self-improvement! Take up a hobby. I recommend journalism.