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It may or may not be a coincidence that as soon as Jon Stewart left television, the political scene went to hell (but at least those horses are being saved, right?) In an attempt to make sense of the madness, Colbert sought out Stewart in his kale-hole to do spit-takes and turn back into the spitfire "Stephen Colbert."

Colbert swapped out his glasses and personas to connect the dots between Stephen Colbert The Character and Donald Trump The Candidate, two fake Republican television personalities who started as jokes. "Stephen Colbert" came out of retirement to use his signature truthiness to sum up the election in one word: Trumpiness.