On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert sat down with Trevor Noah, a fellow political comedian, and part of their discussion was about the events surrounding the GOP shooting in Alexandria and the political divide in America.
“It was great to see people from both sides, seeing this and uniting under the banner of ‘human’ and ‘American’ before anything else,” Noah began. “That’s one of the things we’re seeing less and less of in society today it feels like.”
The Daily Show host brought up a conversation he had with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) about how he and then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) were friends before their now-infamous exchange during his confirmation hearing last January.
“I think that’s something that’s lacking in American politics is politicians showing from both sides of the aisle that they are friends,” he continued. “It’s almost become like wrestling when the fans don’t realize that those people get along.”
He then pointed to Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and how they said “we fight tooth and nail, but we don’t forget that we are people. We are friends, we are family, we are colleagues.”
“I feel like they can do a better job of saying that to Americans,” Noah concluded. “We fight, you fight, but at your core, you are Americans. Don’t ever forget that.”
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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