Stephen Colbert mocks Dr. Oz for bragging that Trump thinks he’s smart

Stephen Colbert recorded his late show Monologue ahead of the closing of polling stations in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. “By the time this airs, the winners will be celebrating and the losers will be saying they are the winners,” he joked.

But that state’s highly controversial Republican Senate primary stayed too close to name, with David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz in a close race for first place and Kathy Barnette in distant third place. Or as Colbert described it, a “battle royale” between “original recipe nutballs” and “extra crispy cuckoo cojones.”

“Of the three, Dr. Oz’s support of the former president, and he made sure to remind everyone last night,” Colbert said before playing a clip of the candidate bragging Hanny that Trump has called him both “smart” and “tough.”

“Because there’s nothing more impressive than being called smart by a man who’s been staring straight into an eclipse,” joked the host.

With Barnette out for the count, it’s unlikely Colbert will get a chance to make any more jokes at her expense in the near future. So he spent a few minutes chasing after her for marching with the Proud Boys in the January 6 riot.

“So she tried to bring down an institution and now she wants to work there?” he asked. “It’s like holding up a bank and saying, ‘Put the money in your pocket! Also, this seems like a pretty good gig. Can I submit my CV to you? By the way, how often do these robberies happen? Because that seems kind of scary.’” Stephen Colbert mocks Dr. Oz for bragging that Trump thinks he’s smart


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