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Steven Colbert Crashed the RNC Dressed in Hunger Games Cosplay

"I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but to be honest, neither is Donald Trump."

by Matthew James-Wilson
Jul 18 2016, 3:25pm

The Republican National Convention already has a bizarre speaker list full of everybody from Scott Baio to the Duck Dynasty guy. But one guy no one expected to take the stage was Late Show host Steven Colbert, who crashed the RNC Sunday night, decked out in full Hunger Games cosplay.

"It is my honor to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!" Colbert shouted at the podium, dressed like Hunger Games host Caesar Flickerman, according to an audience-shot YouTube video posted Sunday night.

"I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but to be honest, neither is Donald Trump," Colbert says as a security guard quickly push him off stage at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.

It seems pretty obvious that the comedian likely got permission to do the stunt before the launch of the convention Monday, despite the security running him offstage. The talk show host further flaunted his access into the convention by posting a photo in his getup on Twitter.

This is probably just the beginning of Colbert's antics at this year's RNC, and he will be teaming back up with Jon Stewart for full coverage of the event, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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