Stephen Colbert interviews Abraham Lincoln's ghost about Donald Trump
Because this presidential election is so insane, Stephen Colbert has actually interviewed multiple cartoons over the course of it. It started with Cartoon Donald Trump, then Hillary Clinton got her own, and then, on Monday night, Colbert talked to the cartoon ghost of Abraham Lincoln. The subject at hand was Trump’s recent speech at Gettysburg, in which he once again refuted the many claims of sexual assault against him and called the women who came forward liars. Such a speech was obviously a sharp break from Lincoln’s iconic Gettysburg Address, one of the most revered bits of oratory in American history, and Colbert highlighted that absurdity by having ghost Lincoln read the “original draft” of his address.
“Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this land a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that I did not proposition those women. They’re liars!” Ghost Lincoln said. “I will sue those lying jezebels into the ground — the consecrated ground in which our brave soldiers now lie. Sad!”
Watch the clip below.