Stephen Colbert joined the ranks of those wishing that we could borrow another leader to serve as our President during Wednesday’s episode of “The Colbert Report.”
Showing clips of Fox hosts asking for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister David Cameron to lead the U.S., Colbert agreed that President Obama needs a plan of attack against ISIS.
When he showed a clip of Fox’s Brian Kilmeade noting that even Germany has a plan and that “Germany’s on the move,” Colbert quipped: “Yes, there is nothing more reassuring than the phrase ‘Germany is on the move.’ Why can’t they lead the U.S.?”
However, Colbert said there was another, even more ideal prospect to lead the nation. A man who already knows what it’s like to be President of the United States: Frank Underwood from “House of Cards.”
“I’m not the only one who’s sporting serious Under-wood,” he said.
He showed ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s Jake Tapper wondering what Underwood would do and whether Washington would “run smoother if Frank Underwood was calling the shots.”
“Yes, Washington would run smoother if fictional Netflix characters were in charge,” Colbert said. “I mean who, who, who, ladies and gentlemen would dare pick a fight with House Majority Whip Crazy Eyes. God! God, how I wish Frank Underwood were President!”
Then suddenly, Underwood appeared on stage.
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