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Jon Stewart made his return to late-night television on Tuesday.

But he didn’t exactly offer viewers a moment of zen.

Wearing a dead rodent on his head and a giant tie, the former Daily Show host appeared as a guest opposite his good friend and former colleague, Stephen Colbert.

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“Jon, I have to say: I love your outfit. Is this your Donald Trump impression?” Colbert asked, to which Stewart replied in all seriousness:

“I thought this is how men dress now. The president sets men’s fashion and, ugh, I saw the inauguration. Super long tie, dead animal on head. Boom.”

Stewart then took a cue from Trump banning most Muslims from entering the United States by previewing a series of future executive orders.

We’ll be stealing China’s Great Wall and making Mexico sign for it, for example.

Oh, and "bullsh-t" will be the new official language.

Later, Stewart did a quasi impression of Trump, detailing just how mentally draining it has been to keep up with everything the new President has done and said… over the course a mere 11 days.

"I, Donald J. Trump, do declare by executive order that I, Donald J. Trump, am exhausting,” Stewart said. “It has been eleven days, Stephen. Eleven f–king days. Eleven!

"The presidency is supposed to age the president, not the public. The reason that I, Donald J. Trump… am exhausting is that every instinct and fiber of my pathological self regard calls me to abuse power…

"I, Donald J. Trump, am exhausting because it is going to take relentless stamina, vigilance and every institutional check and balance that this great country can muster to keep me, Donald J. Trump, from going full Palpatine."

Jon Stewart on The Late Show

While clearly angry and upset and concerned about the state of the country, however, Stewart managed to weave a message of hope into his appearance and impersonation.

"We have never faced this before," he said, adding:

"Purposeful, vindictive chaos. But perhaps therein lies the saving grace of my, Donald J. Trump’s, presidency. No one action will be adequate.

"All actions will be necessary, and if we do not allow Donald Trump to exhaust our fight, and somehow come through this presidency calamity-less, and constitutionally, partially intact, then I, Donald J. Trump, will have demonstrated the greatness of America, just not the way I thought I was going to."

Watch the full interview below: