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On Wednesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert dropped into an elementary classroom to ask kids what they thought about the 2016 presidential election. To set up the clip, Colbert notes that kids are familiar with “mean nicknames and throwing tantrums,” and characters like “the girl who gets straight-A’s and doesn’t understand why she’s not more popular” or “the older guy who graduated years ago but keeps hanging around with college kids,” speaking, of course, of Hillary and Bernie.
As he sits down with the kids in the clip above, Colbert gets their thoughts on what a president does before showing them pictures of the candidates to see if they recognize any. A few think Ted Cruz is Stephen Colbert, but many of them recognize Bernie, who, Colbert points out, “believes people don’t share enough.”
Bringing up a picture of Clinton, Colbert says, “This is Hillary Clinton. She kind of seems like a grandma who gives you candy, but it’s not the kind of candy you like,” he explains. “But you eat it anyway because it’s the only kind of candy that there is. You guys know what butterscotch is? Werther’s Original butterscotch candies? That’s all she has.”
Watch the clip for more and to see one kid call Donald Trump’s hair a “a creepy creature that crawled on top of him.”