Jon Stewart, former host of “The Daily Show,” briefly took over Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday to expose the hypocrisy of conservative pundits who support Donald Trump, a presidential candidate who embodies much of what they claimed to despise about President Obama.

“Here’s where we are,” Stewart said after reviewing a number of the pundits’ statements. “Either Lumpy [Fox News host Sean Hannity] 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 because you feel that you’re this country’s rightful owners. There’s only one problem with that: This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it. It never was. There is no real American. 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.

“Trust me, I saw a lot of people on the convention floor in Cleveland with their ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rhetoric either remained silent or actively fought against the 9/11 first responders bill reauthorization. I see you. And I see your bullshit.”

“You got a problem with those Americans fighting for their place at the table. You got a problem with them because you feel like — what’s Rep. Steve King’s word for it? — ‘subgroups’ of Americans are being divisive. Well if you have a problem with that, take up with the founders: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”

“Those fighting to be included in the ideal of equality are not being divisive. Those fighting to keep those people out, are. So Lumpy, you and your friends have embraced Donald Trump. Clearly, the ‘C’ next to your names don’t stand for ‘constitutional’ or ‘conservative,’ but ‘cravenly, convenient’—”

And then Stephen Colbert cut him off with an air horn.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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