Stephen Colbert discusses the presidential election with little kids

The late show host asks the next generation of voters about Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Stephen Colbert discusses the presidential election with little kids

Who better to discuss politics with than kids? They're still innocent and could totally teach us a thing or two about America's potential presidents. That's what Late Show host Stephen Colbert thought when he crashed an elementary school classroom to ask students under seven about the 2016 presidential election.

Colbert started by asking the kids what they think the president does. He compared the job to that of a Mommy or Daddy's: keeps people safe, makes rules and...also has nuclear weapons. Hmm, might come in handy when those tantrums devolve into World War 3.

Colbert then moved on to the candidates who have dropped out of the race. Most of the kids thought Ted Cruz was actually Colbert himself and that if he were an animal he'd be a snake.

Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, was easily identified by the kiddies. Colbert told them that Bernie thinks its important to share and they agreed. However, when asked how the picture of Sanders made them feel, one girl responded with a sentiment some adults might echo: confused.

Colbert hilariously described Hilary Clinton as “a grandma who gives you candy, but it’s not the kind of candy you like. But you eat it anyway because it’s the only kind of candy that there is.” The kids were not impressed.

As for Donald Trump, one kid thought his hair looked like “a creepy creature that crawled on top of him.” Then the kids and Colbert all tried to make the Trump yelling face.


And who do the next generation of voters think the new president will be? They have no idea!

This article was originally published on May 24, 2016

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