Stewart stopped by the show to promote the renewal of the Zadroga Act, an act that authorizes health benefits to 9/11 first responders, but Colbert informed him he needed more “zazz.”
“Nobody is going to listen to you unless you ‘Trump it up’ a little bit,” Colbert said. “Face it, Jon: the media won’t pay attention to anything at all unless you are Donald Trump.”
Reluctantly, Stewart donned a simultaneously poor and accurate approximation of Trump’s hair to deliver his message. Before he could start up again, Colbert needed to add one more touch to his look — Cheetos dust apparently doubles as Trump makeup.
“I will build a wall around politics and I will make politics pay for it,” Stewart, channeling Trump, said. “Tweet at your congressman with #WorstResponders, tell them Donald said pull up your big-boy pants and make America great again. Pass the Zadroga Act or I will glue Congress together, dip them in gold and wear them around my friggin’ neck.”
Stewart has been making the rounds promoting the Zadroga Act. He returned to his old stomping grounds, “The Daily Show,” to support the act earlier this week.
Jimmy Kimmel, who is in support of the Zadroga Act, will host Trump on his show the night after the GOP Debate.