"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


Brendan Gauthier
July 27, 2016 5:09PM (UTC)

"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."

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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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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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