Stephen Colbert gives Donald Trump and the other 2016 candidates their own ‘Simon and Garfunkel’ songs

Donald Trump's song takes the cake.

Feb 29, 2020, 12:34 pm*

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Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

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Stephen Colbert is on a mission to find the perfect song for every presidential candidate after getting some classic inspiration.

He’s just as moved by Bernie Sanders’s “America” ad as everyone else, and it’s largely due to the Simon and Garfunkel song—a great choice no matter how you feel about Sanders, because as Colbert observes, “everyone accepts Simon and Garfunkel.” But he’s tuned into all of the candidates, so he decided to find the perfect Simon and Garfunkel song for everyone else.

While Chris Christie gets “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” and Martin O’Malley’s tune is a nod to his lack of news coverage, Donald Trump takes the cake. There are multiple songs that work, but Colbert is pleased with the one he finally chooses.

Screengrab via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 27, 2016, 10:58 am