‘Terrified’ Jon Stewart Sums Up How Many Americans Feel Right Now

Jon Stewart somewhat summed up the mood of many Americans on Friday when he declared to Stephen Colbert: “I’m terrified. I’m anxious, I’m lonely, I’m wishing it was 2010 again.”

“An election and a pandemic? How much canned soup and ammunition can one man have, Stephen?” Stewart joked on Friday’s broadcast of “The Late Show.”

“I just want to know what is gonna happen,” said the former host of “The Daily Show,” who this week announced a new current affairs series for Apple TV+, of the imminent 2020 election.

“I wanna know how much longer we have to keep going through this marathon,” he continued. “On election day, are we at the Heartbreak Hill where all that effort and all that resilience is about to pay off and we’re going to cross the finish line and finally be able to exhale? Or is this the halfway point, the 13-mile mark? And when will my nipples stop bleeding? These are questions I have to know, Steve.”

Colbert asked Stewart to define the “finish line.”

“The finish line, for me, is this man (President Donald Trump) not being president anymore and 1,000 people not dying every day from a disease we don’t understand,” he replied.

Both Stewart and Colbert, however, acknowledged the winner of the 2020 election may not be known on Tuesday — or even for several weeks after.

“We don’t even know if we’ll know on Tuesday,” said Stewart. “And for God’s sake, if an asteroid doesn’t hit us on Monday, because it’s been that kind of a fucking year.” 

Check out the interview here:



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