Jon Stewart is one of America's most beloved political comedians (and a personal hero of this author's). Comedy fans everywhere greatly missed his hilarious political insights during the particularly divisive presidential campaigns our country was just dragged through. Sure, we got some commentary from him when he dropped by Colbert and when he performed at Stand Up For Heroes, but it wasn't the same as having him behind the desk of The Daily Show four nights a week. Luckily, Stewart was able to talk about the election results when he stopped by CBS This Morning to promote his new book, The Daily Show: An Oral History.
In a conversation with Charlie Rose, an uncharacteristically serious Stewart reflected on what a Trump presidency will mean for America and the hypocrisy that exists in this country on both sides of the aisle. I think what he says will bring America (or at least me) some much needed post-election comfort.
Even if you don't see eye-to-eye with him politically, we can all agree that Jon Stewart is insanely smart, right?
Jon, if you're reading this: First of all, hi. Big fan. Can I give you a hug? Too much too soon? Okay, nevermind. It's cool. Moving on. Look, I know you're not interested in running for office, but I'm just saying, you'd have my vote.
Let's all listen to Jon and be good to each other out there, okay?