Posted on July 22, 2016

Jon Stewart Tears into Trump Supporters: ‘This Country Isn’t Yours’

Christopher Rosen, Entertainment Weekly, July 22, 2016

Jon Stewart sat behind Stephen Colbert’s desk on Thursday night following the Republican National Convention and provided a furious rebuke to the commentary offered during the four-day event.

“The Republicans appear to have a very clear plan for America. They articulated it throughout the convention. No. 1, jail your political opponent. No. 2, inject Rudy Giuliani with a speedball and a Red Bull enema. And then No. 3, spend the rest of the time scaring the holy bejesus out of everybody,” Stewart joked on Thursday’s episode of The Late Show.


He then addressed Hannity and other Republicans about their hypocrisy in supporting Trump for president. “You just want that person to give you your country back, because you feel you’re this country’s rightful owners,” Stewart 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. Trust me. I saw a lot of people on the convention floor with their Blue Lives Matter rhetoric, who either remained silent or actively fought against the 9/11 first responders bill reauthorization. I see you, and I see your bulls—. I see it!”


“You’ve 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 America are being divisive. If you have a problem with that then take it up with the founders. We hold these truths to be self evident,” Stewart said, before singing, “that all men are created equal” in the style of the Hamilton song “The Schuyler Sisters.” {snip}