Jon Stewart to Trump Backers: 'This Country Isn't Yours'

He goes after Sean Hannity at Fox, for one
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2016 7:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Donald Trump coronation has brought one well-known critic back into the public spotlight, at least temporarily. Jon Stewart appeared on Stephen Colbert's CBS show Thursday night to provide a Daily Show-style venting, reports Mediaite. (See the video here.) While he referred to Trump as an "angry groundhog" who "vomited on everybody for an hour," Stewart's real wrath was directed at conservatives in the media who he says have hypocritically gone after President Obama for being a "thin-skinned narcissist with no government experience" while ignoring the same traits in supporting Trump. His main foil was Sean Hannity of Fox News, or "Lumpy." Stewart's main line:

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  • "Either Lumpy and his friends are lying about being bothered by thin-skinned authoritarian less-than-Christian readers of prompter being president, or they don't care, as long as it's their thin-skinned prompter authoritarian tyrant narcissist. You just want that person to give you your country back because you feel that you're this country's rightful owners. There's only one problem with that—this country isn't yours! You don't own it! It never was! There is no real America! You don't own it! You don't own patriotism, you don't own Christianity, you sure as hell don't own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police, and firefighters! Trust me!"
(Click for a list of celebrities who do support Trump.)

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