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Jon Stewart Channels Donald Trump on the Late Show

Jon Stewart has something important to say, but no one will listen unless he "Trumps it up"

Liam Mathews

Jon Stewart has been crashing late night shows this week to bring awareness to the Zadroga Act, a Congressional bill that pays for health benefits for 9/11 first responders. The bill expired in October, and Stewart is campaigning to get Congress to renew it by encouraging the public to browbeat their representatives into approving it. He stopped by the Daily Show earlier this week, and on Thursday he interrupted Stephen Colbert's Late Showmonologue to talk about the Zadroga Act.

Stewart began with a quiet, rational appeal to basic human decency, but Colbert interrupted him, saying that in this overheated political and media climate, no one will pay attention to him unless he "Trumps it up a bit." So Stewart put on a thick blonde combover wig. When that wasn't Trump enough, Colbert brought out a bag of Cheetos and painted Stewart's face with orange dust. But it still wasn't enough, because Stewart was still talking sensibly. So Colbert encouraged Stewart to "bring da Trump"...and he brought it.

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"These 9/11 first responders, let me tell ya' something, hey, these 9/11 first responders are the most top-notch, first-class, diamond-encrusted heroes America can produce," Stewart yelled in a thick New York accents that's part Trump, part Andrew Dice Clay. "Don't let Congress play politics with this necessary bill. If I'm elected, and I will be elected, I will build a wall around politics and I will make politics pay for it. Tweet at your Congressman #WorstResponders. Tell them Donald said 'pull up your big boy pants and make America Great again. Pass the Zadroga Act, or I will glue Congress together, dip them in gold and wear them around my friggin' neck!"

It's amazing. Check it out.