May 13, 2021

Trevor Noah’s Plea For Unity: ‘Don’t Forget, At Your Core You’re Americans’

On a day like today, we’re especially grateful to have Trevor Noah on #LSSC to help put things into perspective. #LSSC @TrevorNoah

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Following Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, in which six people were injured, including two members of Congress, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah called for Americans to unite.

Noah appeared on “The Late Show” Wednesday evening and praised how politicians had set aside partisan politics to deal with the attack.

“It was great to see people from both sides seeing this and uniting under the banner of human, and American, before anything else,” Noah told host Stephen Colbert. “That’s one of the things that we’re seeing less and less of in society today it feels like.”

The South African comic also pointed out that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) was actually friendly with Attorney General Jeff Sessions when he served in the Senate.

“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.”

Noah even praised House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for their show of unity, but urged them to do more.

“I feel like they could do a better job of saying that to Americans, is going like, ‘Hey, we fight, you can fight, but don’t forget: At your core, you are Americans,’” Noah said.

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