Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert mock lack of black Trump delegates
On Tuesday night, the Republican National Convention officially nominated Donald Trump as their candidate for president, something almost no one predicted when he first launched his campaign last June. Despite this success, Trump still hasn’t won over black voters; recent polls show him getting literally zero percent of black voters in Ohio, where the convention is taking place. In fact, in order to interview a black Trump delegate about Trump, Stephen Colbert and Keegan-Michael Key had to make one up.
As fictional Ohio resident “Frank Walters,” Key was decked out in Trump clothing and a Make America Great Again hat. He told Colbert excitedly about all the fun he was having at the convention.
“People keep coming up to me and saying, ‘Thank God you’re here,'” Key, on the show to promote his movie Don’t Think Twice, said. “They keep saying, ‘You’re one of the good ones. You’re articulate.’ I mean, the compliments just keep on rolling in, Stephen. Oh my gosh. And they’ve even invited me to all these different parties. They keep saying, ‘We need you there.’ It’s amazing.”
Colbert wanted to know what aspects of the Republican platform drew “Walters” to the convention, but the answer was a lot sillier than that.
“Oh, I just came here looking for Pokémon,” Key said. “That’s all I was doing.”
Watch the clip below.
Don’t Think Twice opens Friday in New York, on July 29 in Los Angeles and Chicago, and expands nationwide in August.