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Stephen Colbert examines Trump and Pence’s election schoolyard stand-off

Stephen Colbert examines Trump and Pence's election schoolyard stand-off

“To support the Republican candidates last night the President went down to Georgia — as devils often do,” quipped Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday.

Georgia is currently amidst runoff elections which will decide who controls the Senate during President-elect Joe Biden’s tenure. However, outgoing President Donald Trump is still in deep denial that he is in fact outgoing, relying on baseless hopes that Vice President Mike Pence will somehow overturn the presidential election.

To be clear, Pence does not have the power to do this. As Colbert notes, the vice president’s role in certifying the result in Congress is purely ceremonial. Yet that hasn’t stopped Trump from declaring he “won’t like [Pence] quite as much” if he doesn’t magically keep Trump in the White House despite having absolutely no authority to do so. Read more…

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