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Jon Stewart returns to ridicule Donald Trump and Fox News on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Having discovered where Jon Stewart was hiding out on Monday, Stephen Colbert managed to somehow persuade the ex-The Daily Show host to appear on his show and give a fantastic monologue on the current political state in the US.

The segment focussed entirely on Donald Trump and Fox news anchor Sean Hannity, who he dubbed ‘Lumpy’ the entire time. Stewart spoke about Hannity’s hypocrisy in criticising Barack Obama for doing certain things - such as using a teleprompter - while praising Trump for doing the same thing.

Stewart quipped: “I’m sure it’s easy for people without ethics or principles to embrace someone who embodies everything they said they hated about the previous president for the past eight years.”

In the final part of the 10-minute routine, Stewart relayed a message to Trump supporters: “This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it! You don’t own patriotism, you don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for military, police, and firefighters.

“Trust me. I saw a lot of people on the Convention floor in Cleveland with their ‘blue lives matter’ rhetoric, who remained silent or actively fought against the 9/11 first responders bill reauthorisation. I see you and I see your bullsh*t.”

Recently, Late Night hosts ridiculed Melania Trump, while SNL took to the Convention floor to play ‘Trumpermon Go’.

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