Jon Stewart joined comedic forces with Stephen Colbert once again on Tuesday, stopping by The Late Show to roast President Trump’s recent executive orders with some predictions for the future.
Stewart appeared on the show in a suit mocking Trump’s fashion, complete with the pelt of a small, reddish animal wrapped around his head. To kick things off, Stewart told Colbert he had dressed that way because “the president sets men’s fashion.”
“I thought this is how men dress now,” Stewart said.
The former Daily Show host then dug into Trump’s recent passage of several executive orders, joking that one future order demands that China ship over the Great Wall of China so that America can install it along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“When the Wall arrives on the southern border, we shut the lights. We pretend we’re not home,” Stewart told Colbert. “It’s C.O.D. Mexico has to sign for it. Boom — they pay for it. Done.”
Stewart also declared that Trump will issue another executive order that declares “bull—" as America’s official language, joking that Trump had told his staff to speak only in that particular “language.” After all, as Stewart said Tuesday, “immersion, it’s the only way to be fluent.” Give his recent suspension for speaking such language, Fox 29 anchor Mike Jerrick might not agree.
Reading the final executive order prediction as Trump, Stewart said that he will call for “parades with the tanks and the synchronized dancing,” as well as the public’s complete adoration.
“The reason I, Donald J. Trump, am exhausting is because every instinct and fiber of my pathological self-regard calls me to abuse power,” Stewart-as-Trump said. “I want — no, deserve — not just your respect, but your adoration.”
Stewart ended his appearance on The Late Show with some words of inspiration for critics of Trump's, noting that the “purposeful, vindictive chaos” of his administration cannot be allowed to “exhaust our fight.”
“We have never faced this before — purposeful, vindictive chaos,” Stewart said, continuing to imitate Trump. “But perhaps therein lies the saving grace of I, Donald J. Trump’s presidency. No one action will be adequate. All action will be necessary. If we do not allow Donald Trump to exhaust our fight, and somehow come through this presidency calamity-less and constitutionally partially intact, then I, Donald J. Trump, will have demonstrated the greatness of America. Just not how I thought I was going to.”
Stewart departed The Daily Show in August 2015, passing off hosting duties to Trevor Noah. The comedian followed up his exit from the program with the establishment of a New Jersey animal sanctuary with his wife, Tracey Stewart, a Philadelphia native.
The Stewarts' plan for the 45-acre sanctuary in Colts Neck, N.J., was unanimously approved by a planning board in January. The sanctuary will care for rescued farm animals and grow several crops, according to a report from NJ.com.