And then there were two.
With Bernie Sanders officially endorsing Hillary Clinton Tuesday, only she and Donald Trump remain in the race for the presidency and, more importantly, The Late Show‘s Hungry for Power Games, where Stephen Colbert bid farewell to the Vermont senator. “Bernie Sanders has fallen, and like many seniors, he can not get up,” Colbert said.
The host then reminisced about the dozens of candidates who were at the starting line when the presidential race began in 2015. “Oh, so few remain. But the bar is closing and America has to go home with someone,” the blue-wigged Colbert said. “Sadly, today, we lost the bravest tribute of all. A man we actually lost months ago but who courageously kept pretending not to be dead. Today, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton.”
Colbert then looked back at the Sanders campaign, from his barely attended announcement that he was running for president to his arena-packing rallies. “Somehow, Bernie became popular with his platform of giving everyone everything that they want, and he excited young voters with his pure sex appeal,” Colbert added. “He had bedroom eyes and bedroom head. And soon, tribute Sanders was filling entire stadiums. He was like the Rolling Stones, only younger.”
However, it wasn’t enough for the Vermont senator to defeat Clinton. “In the end, Bernie received over 12 million votes and won 22 states, and he stayed in the race so long after being mathematically eliminated, he also won the state of denial,” Colbert said, putting more salt in the wounds of Bernie supporters.Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, ending his 14-month bid for the Democratic nomination. Watch here.