Stephen Colbert questions Hillary Clinton's response to Donald Trump victory: “How are you accepting this?”

'Did you pay extra for the Fast Pass Through the Five Stages of Grief?'

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Throughout this turbulent US election, Stephen Colbert has consistently given in-depth criticism of both candidates, the jokes primarily mocking President-elect Donald Trump.

Following Hilary Clinton’s speech following the result announcement, the Democrat seemed relatively calm and accepting, something the late night host took issue with.

“You know who’s taking this strangely well? Hillary Clinton, even though the possible first female president lost to a crotch grabbing beauty pageant owner,” he said during his opening monologue. 

He then played a clip from Clinton’s concession speech in which she said: “Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”

Approaching the camera, Colbert questioned: “How are you already accepting this? Did you pay extra for the Fast Pass Through the Five Stages of Grief? Acceptance is the last one! I think she has the card upside down.”

He then listed off the five stages of grief: “The first three are easy to remember – Denial, Anger, and Bargaining, because that was Trump’s campaign strategy. Then you’ve got depression, then acceptance. Then dramatic haircut, and rebound boyfriend.” Watch the full clip below.

While the results were being announced, Colbert hosted an election special in which he poked fun at Trump’s rise to presidency through a bizarre cartoon and introduced guest Jeff Goldblum who spoke about the positive message we should take away from this election.

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