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Security Boots Stephen Colbert Off the RNC Main Stage Before the Convention Even Starts

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 18, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 18, 2016 |

Stephen Colbert may have fallen to third in the ratings, and he may have been left out of the Emmy nominations this year (a tough pill for the normally beloved Colbert to swallow), but the man refuses to lose his relevancy. Weeks after starting to show signs of life, Colbert is starting to do what he does best: Use his astute political eye, leftist positions, and intelligence to mine the absurdity out of politics.

This week, Colbert is going to be at the Republican National Convention. Jon Stewart is going to join him. There’s even some speculation that Colbert may bring back his Colbert Report character. In a sign of what may be to come, yesterday Colbert took to the main stage dressed like Hunger Games emcee Caesar Flickerman “to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican hungry for power games!”

After someone from security pushed Colbert off stage, Colbert could be heard saying, “I know I’m not supposed to be up here, but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”

Vintage Colbert.

If they can quell the violence, it might just be an absurdly fun week at the Republican National Convention, where Antonio Sabato and Scott Baio were the best star speakers a desperate Donald Trump could get.

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