When the sheer preposterousness of our American reality has you perplexed as to how exactly one should go about subverting it, just go with a couple of cartoons. As Stephen Colbert explained on Wednesday's Late Show, the alleged President-elect "cartoonishly insists" that Vladimir Putin is a "model for leadership." So why not get cartoon versions of the two of them to profess their feelings for each other?
"Even though it looks like Hillary Clinton will take the popular vote, we have to accept that the winner of this election was a Washington outsider who no one thought had a shot at running this country, Vladimir Putin," Colbert said before taking a quick dive into all the ways Russia has been accused of meddling with the 2016 election. "While Donald Trump's position on a lot of issues is unclear, he has a firm position on Putin, and I'm going to guess it's missionary."
Colbert then hit his audience with some news clips showing the extent of Russia's relationship with the President-elect, including some nice footage of the guy who lost the popular vote practically tripping over himself to compliment Putin. Cartoon versions of Putin and the President-elect, collectively dubbed "Donomir Prumpin" by Colbert, then made their feelings for each other clearer than ever:
Cartoon Putin and the cartoon President-elect continued making out well into the rest of the episode, with Colbert even bumping into them again while trying to leave the studio: