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Late Night Tackles 2016

RNC chief swears he's not pouring Baileys on his cereal, so Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert give it a try

On Wednesday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus raised some eyebrows when he insisted he was having fun this chaotic election season, telling CNN, "I'm not pouring Baileys in my cereal, I'm not sitting here trying to find a Johnnie Walker." Well, at least he raised Stephen Colbert's eyebrows. "'I'm not pouring Baileys on my cereal' is a very specific reference for something you are not doing," Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show, before imagining other very specific things Priebus isn't doing to relieve his stress. Then Colbert pulled out a bowl, a box of Lucky Charms, and a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream — "or, as I like to call it, an Irish continental breakfast," he joked.

When Tom Hanks came out, he chided Colbert for not offering his guests their own Irish continental breakfast, and Colbert happened to have two bowls at his desk. "You know, after having a bite of that, I think I'm changing my political affiliation," Hanks said. "And I'm going to vote Republican every chance I get." "They're going to be serving this at the convention as part of the suicide pact," Colbert quipped. Hanks was joking, and then he wasn't. "Can we just admit that this is so friggin' delicious?" he said. Watch below, and then make sure your liquor is safely locked away. Peter Weber