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Stephen Colbert pays 'tribute' to Marco Rubio's fallen campaign

On Thursday night's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" the host savaged Marco Rubio's campaign for president.

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On Thursday night's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" the host savaged Marco Rubio's campaign for president.

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March

Wearing a blue wig and sipping champagne, CBS talk show host Stephen Colbert dug into Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday night's episode.

Colbert was in the guise of Caesar Flickerman, the flamboyant television host from The Hunger Games movies and the bit was called "The Hungry for Power Games." It was every bit as brutal as anything Katniss Everdeen ever faced.

Colbert introduced Rubio, who suspended his campaign for president on Tuesday after losing the Florida Republican primary to Donald Trump, as the "Florida senator and boy whose birthday party your parents made you attend, Marco Rubio." 

He added, "For the record, Florida votes yes on Jimmy Buffett, yes on releasing pythons into toilets. On Marco Rubio? No thanks."

And he said Rubio was the "last candidate fighting for the establishment of Capital City. He was supposed to become the Jeb Bush that people liked. Instead he became the Jeb Bush. Please clap. Please clap."

[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2016 10:49am]

    

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