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Watch Steven Colbert Skewer the 2016 Election with a Spot-On Hunger Games Parody

Rick Perry is the first fallen tribute

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Liz Raftery

Stephen Colbert offered his take on the 2016 presidential race on The Late Show Tuesday, comparing the campaign to The Hunger Games.

"This is an embarrassment of riches of embarrassing rich people," he said. "You want to talk about Donald Trump? Not as much as Donald Trump does."

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Colbert went on to compare Donald Trump to Frankenstein's monster, and then introduced the apt analogy, which he titled "The Hungry for Power Games."

Channeling his inner Stanley Tucci to size up the candidates ("May the margin of error be forever in your favor"), Colbert offered perhaps the most poignant analysis of the 2016 race so far - and paid homage to the first fallen "tribute," Texas governor Rick Perry, in the process.

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