Stephen Colbert gives Bernie Sanders an emotional 'Hunger Games' farewell

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Donald Trump said it was like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs.

For Stephen Colbert, however, seeing Bernie Sanders endorse Hillary Clinton on Tuesday and drop out of the presidential race meant only one thing: a "Hungry For Power Games" tribute on Colbert's "The Late Show."

This is a Colbert tradition, one in which he bids a candidate farewell in "Hunger Games" style.

"The bar is closing and America has to go home with someone," said Colbert, with frightening accuracy.

Colbert wondered about the slogan that was on Sanders' podium as he made his endorsement: "Stronger Together."

"Bernie rejected Hillary's original idea: 'It's About F****** Time!" he said.

And then Colbert ate Bernie. Well, the name "Bernie" at least, all written in caviar on a silver platter. Because Bernie was a worthy adversary of the elite, you understand.

At the beginning, Colbert said, most people thought Sanders was just the tai-chi instructor in the park, but then he rose on a platform of "giving everyone everything they want."

Bernie Sanders was "like the Rolling Stones, only younger."

There again, the two remaining candidates aren't exactly fountains of youth.

Still, let the gushing begin, and we will see who drowns next.