"America will finally catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka": Stephen Colbert puts Hillary's run in perfect perspective

Stephen Colbert also did his best to cheer up Bernie supporters

By Brendan Gauthier
July 27, 2016 5:09PM (UTC)
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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's post-DNC Convention show celebrated Hillary Clinton's breaking the penultimate glass ceiling to become the first woman to receive the nomination of a major political party.

"This means Hillary Clinton could be the first female president," Colbert said. "And America will finally catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka."


Colbert noted that Clinton's historic achievement marks the end of the line for runner-up Bernie Sanders.

"If you're a supporter of Bernie, you should be proud," he said. "So many of the things that you fought for are now in the Democratic party platform — fifteen-dollar minimum wage, overturning Citizens United, claiming your Hacky Sack as a dependent. It's all in there."

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