Hillary Clinton stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night to promote her new book, What Happened, and to pick up her tantalizing consolation prize.
“It wasn’t easy. It was painful. It was horrible, reliving it. And, you know, being as candid, open as I could be about the mistakes I made, and talking about those,” said Clinton when Colbert asked her about her book discussing the 2016 presidential election.
“But also trying to come to grips, as I write in the book, about everything from sexism and misogyny to voter suppression to the unusual behavior of the former Director of the FBI, and the Russians. And the Russians.”
“Before we go, I have a gift for you, and I’m really excited to give this to you,” Colbert said near the end of their interview. “On election night, we did a live show on Showtime, and I’m sure you didn’t catch it . . . One of the things I regret the least about that night, but I do regret, is that we had a whole packet of unused Clinton victory jokes. This was a whole other script we wrote in case you won, including a really, really nice video shot by Katy Perry as, now that the Femetariat was taking over, how men would be regulated to subservient positions. These are all the jokes.”
“One of the things we were going to do that night to celebrate now that a woman was in charge is that we were going to have naked men on the stage.”
Colbert gifted Clinton a cheeky image featuring a row of naked men with their backs facing the camera, butts emblazoned with the words “I’m with her.”
“This is for you,” Colbert said. “Put that in a secure vault; no one will ever see it. I wish we could have told those jokes. I wish you were our president.”