Stewart, who has joked about the fact that he was going to “a full-Christopher Lloyd” during the quarantine, declared that the “politicization of basic hygiene” has been “one of the most surprising aspects” of this particular crisis. “The mask is now the snake” do not tread on me ” , it is the symbol of tyranny. It is the clothing of the authoritarian. This is the armband with the swastika. This is the shirt brown. ”
“And I continue to say:” They are in theaters, right? “”, He continued. He imagined people who were in the operating room and said their surgeon: “You take these bullshit liberal elsewhere! Ouivous do you not wash your hands, and you push into my open wound, because I am an American! “Later, they went to the protests against systemic racism and police brutality that erupted across the country and the world in the last few weeks.”In some ways, I wonder if the pandemic, because we all went in a kind of stasis, and the distractions of your daily life have been removed, that she has allowed the country a moment of clarity,” said Stewart. “It’s almost like in this moment of reflection, more quiet, America is suddenly stopped and felt the racism, you see what I mean? ”
After discussing for several minutes the problem of racism in this country, Stewart has finally admitted that it was “ridiculous” for ” two old guys in white sitting around the table, ‘The problem of racism in this country …’ “But at the same time, he said he believed that” the whites may function as avatars ” to force other whites to pay attention to .
Finally, Colbert asked Stewart to weigh in on the elections of 2020. “Who do you like this year, Biden or Trump? “” inquired he. “Is this a draw at this stage? ”
“It is a boost, I go and to come “, joked Stewart. When Colbert noted that 14% of voters in a recent New York Times survey is “not sure yet”, Stewart has lowered the head in her hands.
“I think his pants are on fire and he runs into the room. And it is really primarily concerned about the credit and the praise.”
“For me, I remember thinking, when he came down the escalator and said that a lot of Mexicans are rapists, I was like, OK, it is finished,” said Stewart. “And then” grab them by the cat “, it is fact. His morality has been challenged. I was not expecting it to be moral. I think what took me by surprise, it is the incompetence total. I was somewhat surprised, you know, we sold you this idea that he was a disturber and that the chaos was strategic. And now you know, no, no, I think his pants are on fire and he just runs into the room. And he’s not really interested in that the credit and the praise. ”
At the beginning of 2017, Stewart has participated in the issuance of Colbert and joked that it seemed that Trump was in power for a hundred years. “The presidency is supposed to make age the president, not the country,” he says now, suggesting that the slogan for Biden should be, ” It is enough already! ”
As for the race of 2020, Stewart admitted, “Biden was not my guy,” explaining that it was more in the way Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. “I’m not crazy for the character Uncle Joe”, he said.
But even if he doesn’t like “this shit,” said Stewart, “I think that this is not the essence of this type.” Given that the country is “in a terrible anguish in this moment,” he said, “When I see Biden in front of the shtick, I see a guy who knows what is the loss, who knows the pain.
“That’s all,” spoke Colbert.
“And I think that this kind of grief humiliates you,” said Stewart, adding that it is something that he appreciates in Colbert. “There is a humility in the randomness of the tragedy that results in an attention that can’t be faked. And it can’t be artificial. ”
“What I am thinking at this moment this country needs is a leader of humility “, he continued. “This includes that he does not understand, it includes the humanity of this experience and the difficulty she has in maintaining it, and that we need to connect to each other at a much deeper level without the bullshit. And this gives me hope that it can happen – he may be the man of the moment. ”
“Trump does not have this equipment,” said Stewart. “It is always in the mind that COVID has been created to prevent him from leaving for a second term. ”
“Right. This requires you to worry about something other than yourself, ” added Colbert.
“I don’t do so more than negative arguments for Biden,” said Stewart. “This is not just,” well, we need to get rid of this fucking guy. “Actually, I think something in his life experience can be of benefit to this country at a time when it desperately needs. ”
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