Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah continuously find themselves at odds with the Trump administration, but the late-night personalities have been reminded that Republicans and Democrats can find common ground and unite as friends.
Discussing the “horrific” shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, that injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Noah told Colbert on Wednesday’s Late Show that it was “great to see people from both sides seeing this and uniting under the banner of human and American before anything else. That’s one thing that we’re seeing less and less of in our society today, it feels like.”
On Wednesday morning, a rifle-wielding gunman opened fire at a baseball field where practice for the Congressional Baseball Game was taking place. Six people, including a Capitol Police officer and a lobbyist, were taken to local hospitals, according to a press release from the FBI. The shooter was shot on the scene and later died.
Noah noted how Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat of Minnesota, “was friends” with Attorney GeneralJeff Sessions before he had to testify to the Senate over possible Russian interference with the U.S. election.
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“I think that’s something that’s lacking in American politics is politicians showing from both sides of the aisle that they are friends,” Noah said. “It’s almost become like wrestling where the fans don’t realize that those people get along. Those people fight every single day, but like Paul Ryan said today, like Nancy Pelosi said, they said we fight tooth and nail but we don’t forget that we are people, we are friends, we are families, we are colleagues. And I feel like they could do a better job saying that to America, is that, ‘Hey, we fight, you can fight, but don’t forget at your core you are Americans. Don’t ever forget that.’”
Noah appeared on The Late Show to promote his new book, Born a Crime, and his upcoming weekend segment for The Daily Show, Colbert’s old stomping grounds. His team will “honor Donald J. Trump’s tweets” in the form of a presidential library. “Normally, I know in America you have the presidential library when the person leaves office. We don’t when that will be [for Trump],” Noah said.
Watch more of his appearance above.