Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah praise the 'uniting' of Americans after the GOP shooting

Stephen Colbert Trevor Noah Scott Kowalchyk CBSScott Kowalchyk/CBS‘The Late Show with Trevor Noah.’

On Wednesday’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert had “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah on and the two late-night hosts touched on the shooting that happened earlier in the day at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, where GOP members were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game.

The shooting injured five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who is currently in critical condition.

Noah, who was on to promote his new book “Born a Crime,” told Colbert that when he saw the coverage in the aftermath of the shooting, he was happy to see “people from both sides seeing this and uniting under the banner of human and American before anything else. That’s one of the things that we’re seeing less and less of in society it feels like.”

Noah believes that’s why Democrats and Republicans need to show Americans more often that despite their divided views, they can get along.

“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 realise 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.'”

Colbert agreed: “That’s absolutely right.”

Watch Colbert’s interview with Noah below:


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