Stephen Colbert on Pittsburgh shooting: ‘Hate is not what America stands for’
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert spoke about the shooting in Pittsburgh which resulted in 11 deaths, the deadliest attack on Jewish people in American history. “Hate is not what America stands for,” he said.
Colbert continued: “Naturally in times like these, our country looks to our president for comfort and guidance. That’s our first mistake.”
At a rally that evening, Trump said he didn’t cancel because the day after 9/11, the stock exchange opened up for business. As Colbert noted, this is a lie, as it didn’t open again for six days.