CLEVELAND (CBSMiami/AP) — While the Republican National Convention officially kicked off on Monday afternoon, the major political event had a humorous pregame show debut on Sunday.READ MORE: Tamarac Fatal Shooting Under Investigation
A video posted online shows “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert taking over the microphone on stage in Cleveland in a “Hunger Games” themed prank at the site of the Republican National Convention, which begins Monday.
The video shows Colbert behind the podium saying it’s his honor “to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican hungry for power games” and banging a gavel.READ MORE: Archdiocese Of Miami Updates COVID-19 School Mask Policy
A man who appears to be security then confronts Colbert, who says “I know I’m not supposed to be up here, but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump” before being led off stage.
Colbert dressed like “Hunger Games” emcee Caesar Flickerman for the spoof, complete with a blue wig. He’s worn the same getup on his show in a recurring bit about the presidential campaign.MORE NEWS: Teen Driver Arrested In Deadly Hit And Run In Miami
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