Trevor Noah Praises Politicians For Putting Their Differences Aside After Tragedy

"At your core, you are Americans."

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Wednesday night. Their conversation quickly turned to yesterday's shooting at the Republican congressional baseball team's practice, in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others were injured.

Noah praised politicians for putting their differences aside in the face of tragedy, as Democrats took a moment to pray for their colleagues at their own practice, and House Speaker Paul Ryan shared a message of unity that drew a standing ovation from both sides of the aisle. It was also announced that Thursday's baseball game will go forward.

"It was great to see people from both sides seeing this and uniting under the banner of human, and American, before anything else," Noah said. "That's one of the things that we're seeing less and less of in society today, it feels like."


Noah expressed his wish that politicians show this kind of bipartisan unity more often, bringing up his recent conversation with Sen. Al Franken as an example: "A lot of people didn't know that he was friends with Jeff Sessions before the whole testimony."

"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 added. "It's almost become like wrestling, where the fans don't realize that those people get along ... And I feel like they could do a better job of saying that to Americans, like, 'Hey, we fight. You can fight, but don't forget, at your core, you are Americans.'"

Noah's comments were welcomed with applause from the audience and agreement from Colbert.

Watch the rest of Noah's interview in the video below:


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