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Colbert Throws Shade at Ryan: ‘The Most Optimistic Guy at the Donner Party’

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Host of the “Late Show” Stephen Colbert threw some serious shade at House Speaker Paul Ryan during his opening on Tuesday night.

Specifically, the “Late Show” host took a jab at the House Speaker over his recent claim that he is “enthusiastic” about a Congressional Budget Office report that showcased the reality that 24 million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage under the GOP’s proposed Obamacare replacement.

On Monday, Ryan told Fox News’ Bret Baier that he’s “encouraged” by the CBO report, saying, “I think if you read this entire report, I’m pretty encouraged by it, and it actually exceeded my expectations.”

During his opening, Colbert first described Ryan as being “the most optimistic man in D.C.,” but that quickly escalated. Referencing the numbers found as a result of the CBO study, Colbert said, “one person who likes these numbers is the architect of the plan.”

Colbert sarcastically stated,

“Really? 24 million people losing their healthcare ‘exceeded you expectations? You sound like the most optimistic guy in the Donner party.”

He continued,

“‘Oh, everything is great, I expected to eat my grandma miles ago, now excuse me I’ve got to go salt my cousin.'”

Watch the clip here:

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