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Colbert Tries Real Hard to Make Sense of Joe Biden’s Weird Insults (Video)

Ex Veep recently called someone a ”lying dog-faced pony soldier“

On Monday’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert tried to make sense of the weird insults Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden likes to deploy, and the explanation he landed on is, basically, that the former vice president has a faulty brain computer.

First though, Colbert talked about how Biden seems to use his former boss Barack Obama as a synonym for “good,” imagining him rating a fast-food burrito as “a real Barack Obama” but the establishment’s bathroom as “no Barack Obama.”

Then Colbert brought up the insults. See, on Sunday during an appearance in New Hampshire, a woman in the audience asked Joe Biden about his poor showing earlier in the week during the Iowa caucus fiasco. Biden asked the woman if she had ever attended a caucus and when she said she had, he responded “No you haven’t! You’re a lying, dog-faced pony soldier,” which, uh, ok.

“What’s going on inside Biden’s head when he comes up with these insults,” Colbert asked after a short, highly surprised pause. That’s when a photo of Biden appeared on screen and the camera zoomed in on his brain, which displayed the words “insult generator” in the “Joystix” font.

“Hmmm, let’s see, what should I call her,” Colbert said, imagining the thoughts in Biden’s head. Then came several alternate insults the ex-VEEP could have deployed. Biden’s brain first tries “Devious Squirrel-Kneed Kangaroo Mailman,” then “Tricky Cat-Fingered Panther Chef,” before landing on the “pony soldier” crack.

“Good one Joe, that insult was a real Barack Obama,” Colbert joked. Watch the clip below: