"Now, I know by not watching the RNC, I didn’t do my job tonight," he said. "But why should we pay attention to what they’re saying if none of what they’re saying tonight is about what’s happening in America right now? Why should we watch their reality show if it doesn’t reflect our reality? Why subject ourselves to their lies that stick to your soul like hot tar? Lies like ‘Donald Trump cares whether you live or die.'"
"We are watching a basic function of our government that has always been apolitical die in front of our eyes," Colbert said.