Amazingly, it’s been 20 years since Stephen Colbert and Lewis Black started working together on The Daily Show. Because of their shared history, it did not take much prompting for Colbert to get Black to share his true feelings about President Donald Trump’s disastrous travel ban Monday night.
“I have seen you angry through four presidential administrations,” Colbert said. “Is there anything unique about your present level of anger with the Trump administration?”
“I did a lot of hallucinogens when I was younger in order to prepare me for any eventual reality, and I never saw this one coming,” Black replied to wild applause from the audience.
On Trump’s decision to follow through on his so-called “Muslim ban,” he added, “The amount of energy it must take for these people to turn bullshit and insanity and meanness and make it look reasonable, how do you do it?” He then suggested that Colbert pixelate his face and disguise his voice because, “I don’t want that big baby yelling at me.”
As for Trump’s conspiracy theories about a massive voter fraud scandal that caused him to lose the popular vote, Black said, “First off, less than half of the American people voted. People don’t like to vote. If they don’t like to vote, why would you think they would like to then commit voter fraud? You can’t even get them into the booth!”
Later in the interview, Colbert asked his guest if he has ever considered getting into politics himself. “If there was a year, it should have been the one he ran,” Black said. “Who knew that you didn’t have to know anything?”