'Everybody run for your life': Stephen Colbert hilariously impersonates Mitch McConnell
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On Thursday, comedian Stephen Colbert mimicked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) over his announcement that President Donald Trump is prepared to declare a national emergency.


Trump reportedly has finalized plans to declare a national emergency to gain additional funding for his wall at the US-Mexico border, even after signing off on a funding bill to keep the government open.

Colbert said that it would be "insane" for Trump to declare a national emergency because of the backlash from his own party and the immediate court challenges he would face.

"Oh excuse me," Colbert said before playing a clip of  McConnell on the Senate floor announcing Trump's plans.

He then mocked Trump declaring a national emergency, since there is no real emergency. "Oh, everybody run for your life," he joked.

"You can tell by the tone of my voice the urgency in which I am telling you, that this is a true national emergency," he joked in a slow tone. "In a related matter, I see that the Senate chamber is on fire and filled with scorpions. Everybody run for your life."

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