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Stephen Colbert Delivers Heartbreaking Election Night Monologue: 'How Did Our Politics Get So Poisonous?'

by Alex Ungerman 11:32 AM PST, November 09, 2016
Playing Stephen Colbert Delivers Heartbreaking Election Night Monologue: 'How Did Our Politics Get So Poisonous?'

On an unexpected election night at the end of a bitter campaign season, Stephen Colbert called out for unity.

The Late Show host addressed his viewers during a Showtime special on Tuesday night, as it was becoming clearer that Hillary Clinton would be defeated by Donald Trump, with a heartbreaking message of how divisive our politics have become.

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"Both sides are terrified of the other side," the 52-year-old late-night host said. "How did our politics get so poisonous?"

"I think it's 'cause we overdosed, especially this year," he added. "We drank too much of the poison."

"Politics is everywhere and that takes up precious brain space we could be using to remember all the things we actually have in common," Colbert continued. "So whether your side won or lost, we don't have to do this s**t for awhile."

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Watch the whole speech below.

On Wednesday morning, Clinton offered her concession speech, with a message to those who supported her.

"You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life," Clinton said. "This is painful, and it will be for a long time."

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"I have spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I've had successes and setbacks," she added. "This loss hurts, but please never stop believing and fighting for what's right. It's worth it."

Watch more of her address below.

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