Watch Stephen Colbert Speak to a Bunch of Kids About the Current Election
Entertainment| | By Margo Gothelf
Colbert began the segment by explaining that the current election is a difficult topic to talk about with young children because of the “anger, the fighting, and the overall ‘Trumpiness’ of this race.” He continued explaining that kids may actually relate more to the election because of the schoolyard cattiness taking place between the candidates. They are familiar with “mean nicknames and throwing tantrums” and with “the girl who gets straight-A’s and doesn’t understand why she’s not more popular” and possibly “the older guy who graduated years ago, but keeps hanging around with college kids.” Next, he went right into the classroom and asked the students if they recognized any of the potential (and previous) candidates. While most of the kids nodded their heads no, the majority knew Bernie Sanders by name (really gunning for that younger vote!). Colbert told the room full of kids that Sanders “believes people don’t share enough,” which prompted the response, “I think it’s fair to share,” from a few of the kids. Colbert then moved on and brought up Hilary Clinton. “This is Hillary Clinton. She kind of seems like a grandma who gives you candy, but it’s not the kind of candy you like,” he shared. “But you eat it anyway because it’s the only kind of candy that there is. You guys know what butterscotch is? Werther’s Original butterscotch candies? That’s all she has.” The kids seemed confused and over it, but what is a conversation about the current election without bringing up Donald Trump? Instead of talking about the boring politics, Colbert went right in and asked about Trump’s hair. “It’s a creepy, creepy creature that crawled on top of his head,” one kid shared. Pretty much hit the nail on the head with that one, little guy. Colbert ended the segment by asking the kids who they think is going to win the election. They all shouted out different names, proving they are just as indecisive as the rest of America. “There you have it,” Colbert said. Check out the full clip below.