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09th Nov 2016

Comedian Stephen Colbert’s brilliant reaction speech to Trump’s victory is genuinely uplifting

Feeling down about Trump? This will help

Mike Wright

Shock. Dismay. Disbelief. A deep fear of what the future holds.

Many of us are feeling a hugely unsettling mix of emotions after waking up to news that Donald Trump is going to be the next US president.

And that’s just in this country.

Imagine what it must be like for so many people in America? Especially if they happen to be a woman, gay, black, Latino or any of the other groups Trump has shown such scant regard for.

For them the next four years must an utterly terrifying prospect.

But the fact remains that America is still an awesome country, no matter who’s in the Oval Office.

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s reaction to the news of Trump’s victory is a superb, uplifting reminder of that.

The comedian is clearly as stunned as everyone else when he receives the news that Trump has won live on air.

He soon finds his feet and delivers a brilliant speech that puts some much-needed perspective on today’s events.

Here it is in all its glory:

What an absolute hero.