The Republican National Convention, the three-day conservative-palooza where the Grand Old Party will officially nominate their candidate for President of the United States, kicked off in Cleveland on Monday, but the shenanigans at the RNC actually started on Sunday. Political satirist and host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert, made an unscheduled—and from the looks of it, uninvited—appearance on the RNC stage, burning both presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana governor Mike Pence, in the process. You can watch Colbert's brief appearance in the clip above.
Dressed up as the Hunger Games character Caesar Flickman, Colbert took the stage to make his own opening remarks for the convention. Footage of the podium hijacking opened with Colbert saying, "He [Trump] has formed an alliance with Indiana governor Mike Pence," and then dropping his head and pretending to fall asleep, which was a zing at Pence who has been criticized by some people for having a boring personal demeanor (you can learn more about him here).
After pretending to wake back up, Colbert continued by saying, "Sorry, I blacked out there for a moment. So it is my honor, to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!" Colbert then grabbed a gavel as a security guard approached him to remove him from the stage. As the security guard grabbed the comedian, Colbert got in one last burn directed at Donald Trump by yelling, "Look, look, I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but to be honest, neither is Donald Trump."
What a way to start the RNC festivities.