Colbert And Noah Address Unity In The Aftermath Of Alexandria Shooting

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“It was great to see people from both sides seeing this and uniting under the banner of ‘human’ and ‘American’ before anything else,” Trevor Noah said.

 

 

Two late night rivals banded together after the Alexandria baseball shooting, in which the attacker targeted Republican U.S. lawmakers.

Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show" appeared on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" to share a positive takeaway from the aftermath of the terrible attack.

Noah mentioned to host Colbert how the unified response from all Americans, regardless of who they support politically, was something to cherish.

“It was great to see people from both sides seeing this and uniting under the banner of ‘human’ and ‘American’ before anything else,” he said. “That’s one of the things that we’re seeing less and less of in society today.”

He mentioned an episode of "The Daily Show" where Sen. Al Franken (D.MN) talked about  his friendship with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Franken mentioned how Sessions’ wife had stitched a baby blanket for one of his grandsons. This revelation was surprising for Noah and many of his viewers.

However, that example went on to show that politicians who fight each other on legislative floors can still be really good friends outside of politics.

Noah said rare friendships like these should be publicized more to avoid politically motivated shootings like that in Alexandria. 

Noah also highlighted Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi’s message of unity. “Like Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi said today: We fight tooth and nail but we don’t forget that we are people, we are friends, we are families, we are colleagues.”

“Politicians could do a better job of telling constituents: We fight, you can fight, but don’t forget that at your core, you are Americans.”

Watch the entire exchange in the video above.

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