During the live episode of “The Late Show” on Tuesday evening, Stephen Colbert treated the audience with a few funny fake commercials that lightly sparked the 7th democratic debate. And not only do they make fun of CNN (the host) or the 6 candidates who made it onto the stage, but also mock the candidates who didn’t (but definitely wanted to).

First, a false bumper for CNN reporting. The ad promises not only Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer. It also promises “exclusive coverage of every candidate, including those who have not qualified”. These include “John Delaney staring out a window outside of the debate,” and Andrew Yang, wrestling a manufacturing robot with his arm for $ 1000. “

But our favorite moment must be: “Tulsi Gabbard, who stands alone on a grain field and ominously waits. What’s happening? Why is she in there? What’s going on with it “


Look at it:

THIS EVENING! While @StephenAtHome is preparing for #LateShowLIVE, all eyes are on @CNN and the incomparable promo flash for today’s #DemDebate.

– The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 15, 2020

Secondly, a commercial for a new season of “Survivor: Iowa” with the slogan “Outwit, outplay, outspend”. Another joy of the fictional show is the promise that candidates will face dangers like “people switching to Disney +”.

You can see this below:

A new survivor comes to CBS. #LateShowLIVE

– The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 15, 2020

Presidential Candidates 2020: Who Still Challenges Donald Trump and Who Eliminates? (Photos)

  • It’s a little over a year from the 2020 presidential election, but competition to replace Donald Trump in the White House is already tough.

    There is a lot to consider, but we are here to help. Here is TheWrap’s list of people who have previously applied for the presidency – and who have stepped down.

  • Joe Biden – Democratic Party

    Participated race: April 25, 2019

    The former Vice President of Obama was a late participant in the race and officially declared his presidency on April 25. But he was a putative leader for a long time, leading many early surveys. This is his third presidential run, and for months he’s been telling everyone who listens that he’s the most qualified candidate for this job. He has also been criticized for his behavior towards women and has prompted him to publish a video promising to make a woman’s “personal space” “more attentive and respectful”.

    Biden was also prone to embarrassing slips, including the assassination of RFK and MLK in the “late 70s”, confused the text number of his campaign with a website, became nostalgic about his friendships with Senate separators and said: “poor children are as intelligent and talented as they are white children. “


  • Elizabeth Warren – Democratic Party

    Participated race: February 9, 2019

    The Massachusetts senator officially announced her candidacy at a rally in her home state on February 9, and shortly thereafter tweeted it: “I believe in an America of opportunity. My father became a caretaker but got his little girl the chance to become a public school teacher, college professor, United States Senator – and candidate for the United States Presidency. # Warren2020. “

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  • Bernie Sanders – Democratic Party

    Participated race: February 19, 2019

    Bernie Sanders, the runner-up in the 2016 Democratic Nomination competition, has recorded a campaign video saying he is running for president in 2020, according to a Politico report.

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  • Pete Buttigieg – Democratic Party

    Participated race: April 14, 2019

    The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, became the first openly gay presidential candidate for a major political party. Buttigieg’s platform includes a plan to advance Black America and economic reform.

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  • Tulsi Gabbard – Democratic Party

    Participated race: January 11, 2019

    Gabbard, a U.S. representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district, approved Bernie Sanders in 2016, but in 2020 she is on her own. Gabbard is driving immigration and criminal law reform.

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  • Andrew Yang – Democratic Party

    Participated race: November 6, 2017

    The entrepreneur and son of immigrant parents from Taiwan started a year ago and told the New York Times that he would work for a universal basic income.

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  • John Delaney – Democratic Party

    Participated race: July 28, 2017

    The U.S. representative for Maryland’s 6th District said in July 2017 that he would “end ruthless trade wars and expand trade,” “create a universal health care system,” and “put in place a national AI strategy.”

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  • Amy Klobuchar – Democratic Party

    Participated race: February 10, 2019

    The Minnesota democrat, who was first elected to the US Senate in 2006, announced her offer on February 10, 2019, saying she wanted to “work for anyone who wanted her work recognized”. Klobuchar’s main problems that she wants to address when the elected president is elected are reviewing voting rights protection and prioritizing cybersecurity.

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  • Michael Bennet – Democratic Party

    Participated race: May 2, 2019

    The Colorado Senator was an advocate for the advancement of artificial intelligence and the expansion of the tax credit for children. He didn’t qualify for the fourth democratic debate, but he vowed to keep going.

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  • Wayne Messam – Democratic candidate

    Participated race: March 28, 2019

    The mayor of Miramar, Florida, a city near Miami, is a first-generation American who has asked to end the filibuster and eliminate student debt. During the quarter that ended September 30, he only raised five dollars, but he’s still in the running.

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  • Tom Steyer – Democratic Party

    Participated race: July 9, 2019

    The billionaire and climate change activist started the race in July and said in a video: “If you think something is absolutely critical, try it as much as you can and drop the chips where you like. And exactly I do. My name is Tom Steyer and I’m running for president. “

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  • Joe Sestak – Democratic Party

    Participated race: June 23, 2019

    The former Pennsylvania congressman has a plan for America that includes investing in American manufacturing and strengthening antitrust laws.

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  • Deval Patrick – Democratic Party

    Participated race: November 14, 2019

    The former Massachusetts governor acknowledged the challenge of getting into democratic elementary school so late in the game. But in his announcement, he threw a veiled blow at other candidates and said the party was torn between “nostalgia” and “our big idea or no way”.

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  • Michael Bloomberg – Democratic Party

    Participated race: November 24, 2019

    The former Mayor of New York is the second billionaire to enter the crowded Democratic field within a year of the election. Bloomberg plans to fund its own campaign and is reportedly spending $ 30 million on television advertising to launch its campaign.

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  • Bill Weld – Republican Party

    Participated race: April 15, 2019

    Weld is a former Massachusetts governor reporting on his displeasure with Trump, particularly Trump’s desire to be more of a “king than a president”.

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  • Joe Walsh – Republican Party

    Participated race: August 25, 2019

    The former Illinois congressman became the moderator of a conservative talk show and announced in August 2019 that he would enter the GOP primaries to challenge President Trump. “I run because he’s not fit. Someone has to do something and there has to be an alternative. The country is tired of this man’s tantrum – he’s a child,” he told ABC News.

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  • Cory Booker – Democratic Party

    Participated race: February 1, 2019

    out favor: January 13, 2020

    The New Jersey senator and former mayor of Newark officially threw his name in the presidential hat on February 1, the first day of Black History Month. Booker ran on a platform to end mass incarceration if he was elected president. His absence from the race before the meetings made the remaining democratic field significantly less diverse.

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  • Marianne Williamson – Democratic Party

    Participated race: January 28, 2019

    out favor: January 10, 2020

    Angel Food, author and founder of the Healing the Soul of America project, announced her candidacy during a political rally at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles on January 28. Williamson ran on a platform of reparation and “economic justice for women and children”. “

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  • Eric Swalwell

    Participated race: April 8, 2019
    Out favor: July 8, 2019

    The California Congressman wrote in a statement on his campaign’s website about his decision to retire from the 2020 presidential race: “I will never forget the people I met and learned when I traveled through our great nation – especially communities most affected by gun violence in the United States. “

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  • Seth Moulton – Democratic Party

    Participated race: April 22, 2019

    Out favor: August 23, 2019

    The Massachusetts Congressman and Iraq war veteran ended his presidential campaign in a speech to the DNC in San Francisco. “I think it’s obvious that this is now a three-way race between Biden, Warren and Sanders, and it’s really a debate about how far the party should go,” Moulton told the New York Times.

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  • John Hickenlooper

    Participated race: March 4, 2019
    Out favor:
    August 15, 2019

    The former Colorado governor advocated stricter arms legislation and free trade.

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  • Jay Inslee – Democratic Party

    Participated race: March 1, 2019
    Out favor:
    August 21, 2019

    The governor of Washington was active on a platform that focused on climate change and proposed a “100% Clean Energy Plan for America” ​​that would reduce emissions to zero by 2035.

    He announced that he will be out of the race while appearing on “The Rachel Maddow Show”.

    “It has become clear that I will not be carrying the ball,” Inslee said to Maddow. “I will not be the president, I will retire from the race tonight.”

    Inslee added that he is optimistic that climate change will be an important part of the Democratic Party’s priorities.

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  • Kirsten Gillibrand – Democratic Party

    Participated race: January 15, 2019

    Out favor: August 28, 2019

    The New York senator announced her offer for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday, January 15th. Gillibrand, whose campaign motto is “Brave Wins”, supported paid family vacation and the protection of women’s rights.

    On August 28, 2019, she announced her resignation. “To our supporters: Thank you, wholeheartedly. Now let’s beat Donald Trump and win the Senate back,” she tweeted.

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  • Howard Schultz – Independently

    Out favor: September 6, 2019

    In January, the former Starbucks CEO expressed his initial interest in running. According to reports, Schultz suspended his campaign until August after work day, citing medical problems. In September, Schultz cited these topics and more in a letter on his website as reasons why he had to leave the race.

    “My belief in the need to reform our two-party system has not waned, but I have come to the conclusion that an independent campaign for the White House is not the best way to serve our country at this point,” he wrote.

    Schultz is a co-founder of the Maveron venture capital firm, which has a stake in TheWrap.

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  • Bill De Blasio – Democratic Party

    Participated race: May 16, 2019

    Out favor: September 20, 2019

    The New York Mayor was looking for more taxes for the wealthy and regulating “gig jobs” under his proposed Universal Labor Standards.

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  • Beto O’Rourke – Democratic Party

    Participated race: March 14, 2019

    Out favor: November 1, 2019

    The former congressman from El Paso, Texas, announced on March 14 that he would run for president and said, “This is a crucial moment of truth for this country and for each one of us.” The challenges have never been so big. “They will either consume us or give us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States,” he added. O’Rourke has already made a name for itself as a record-breaking fundraiser, the subject of an HBO documentary and a favorite of the Hollywood elite. He canceled November 1st and tweeted: “I announce that my service to the country is not a candidate or candidate.”

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  • Mark Sanford – Republican Party

    Participated race: September 8, 2019

    Out favor: November 12, 2019

    Former South Carolina governor, who fell out of favor in 2007 after lying about an extramarital affair, announced his challenge to Trump and said, “We got lost.” Sanford, who was also a U.S. Congressman from 1995 to 2001 and from 2013 to 2019, pledged to fight the country’s increasing public debt and reverse Trump’s policy on trade protectionism. He got out in November and said the problems on his platform were overshadowed by the ongoing impeachment process.

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  • Steve Bullock – Democratic Party

    Participated race: May 14, 2019

    Out favor: December 2, 2019

    The governor of Montana said in a statement: “Although there were many obstacles that we could not foresee when participating in this race, it has become clear that at this moment I am not in the top row of this still overcrowded field of candidates.”

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  • Kamala Harris – Democratic Party

    Participated race: January 21, 2019

    Out favor: December 3, 2019

    The California senator announced her offer for the presidency on January 21 when she appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. As a possible clue to their chances, their CNN City Hall in January was the network’s top-rated City Hall for a single presidential candidate. Harris is Pro Medicare-for-All and increases teacher salaries.

    Harris came out with a solid performance in the first debate, but was unable to sustain that momentum. Reports of mismanagement and donation collection issues caused her to suspend her candidacy in early December.

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  • Julián Castro – Democratic Party

    Participated race: January 12, 2019

    Out favor: January 2, 2020

    The former Mayor of San Antonio – and a former Obama cabinet member – supports immigration reform and the elimination of lead poisoning. Castro was the only Latino candidate in the race and he said in a video released by his campaign that he “is not done fighting”.

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The democratic candidate field remains robust, as later participants such as Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick also join the race

It’s a little over a year from the 2020 presidential election, but competition to replace Donald Trump in the White House is already tough.

There is a lot to consider, but we are here to help. Here is TheWrap’s list of people who have previously applied for the presidency – and who have stepped down.