Stephen Colbert zaps Bernie Sanders for winning the "state of denial"

Colbert notes that Sanders promises to stay in for all 50 states -- but counting the state of denial, it's 51

Published March 2, 2016 12:33PM (EST)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert last night treated viewers to a special Super Tuesday edition of "Road to the White House" that tackled the difficult issue of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's terrorist ties.

Though Clinton holds sizable leads in Super Tuesday polling, Colbert said, her only remaining Democratic competitor, Bernie Sanders, has promised to stay in the race for all 50 states, "or 51, if you count the state of denial."

That said, "There could be a shakeup for the Democrats because it is being widely reported that there is solid photographic proof linking Hillary Clinton to a known terrorist organization," Colbert continued, referring to a picture in Clinton's memoir, "Living History," in which an adolescent Hillary holds the family cat, Isis.

"This is the most shocking political pet news since Jimmy Carter revealed his childhood cat's name was Ayatollah Catmeini," Colbert said.

"It does make sense if you don't think about it," Colbert continued. "Cats have a lot in common with ISIS -- they're both ruthless killers who poop in the sand."

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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