Trump Debate: Jon Stewart Thanks Jesus, But Colbert Thinks He Can Do Better

by | December 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM | The Colbert Report, The Daily Show

"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)

"The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)

Now that Herman Cain is no longer running for president, Jon Stewart and the writers of “The Daily Show” were looking for someone to step up and supply the obvious comedic fodder that is their lifeforce. Luckily, the ever-reliable Donald Trump is always available to feed the comedy machine. And after he announced that he was going to moderate a GOP debate later this month, all Stewart could do was whisper, “Thank you, Jesus!”

“When God closes a door, he opens a window… and sometimes on the other side of the window is a circus peanut wearing a badger,” he said of Trump. He then launched into his Brooklyn-infused Trump impression, and reveled in Trump laying into NBC’s Chuck Todd about who called who first.

In the meantime, on “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert gave his audience his own Trump impression, leaning more on the Trumpster’s knack for hyperbole and boastfulness. Channeling Trump, Colbert has decided to start his own debate, which he called “Stephen Colbert’s South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate,” promising the candidates that they’d all be shuttled to the debate in limos, which would then be taken away by helicopters.

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