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03/15/2017 06:31 am ET

Stephen Colbert Slams Paul Ryan's Reaction To Millions Losing Insurance

"You sound like the most optimistic guy in the Donner Party."

Stephen Colbert has torn into House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) over his apparent delight at millions of Americans potentially losing their health insurance.

On Tuesday, the “Late Show” host hammered Ryan for declaring how Congressional Budget Office report estimating up to 24 million people could lose cover under the GOP’s proposed replacement for Obamacare “exceeded my expectations.”

“You sound like the most optimistic guy in the Donner Party,” said Colbert, referencing the pioneers who reportedly resorted to cannibalism after they were stranded in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846/47.

“‘Oh, everything is great, I expected to eat my grandma miles ago, now excuse me I’ve got to go salt my cousin,’” Colbert added.

Check out the full segment above.

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