Jon Stewart takes over ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Monday to take on Donald Trump

Jon Stewart dropped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday to talk politics with his former “Daily Show” colleague Stephen Colbert. As the two exchanged pointed observations about the presidency of Donald Trump, Colbert teased Stewart, who signed off his signature show in 2015, “Miss this, don’t you?”

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Prior to Stewart’s surprise appearance, Colbert had been talking about last Friday’s extraordinary move by the White House to bar numerous media outlets including The New York Times, CNN and the website Buzzfeed from a briefing by press secretary Sean Spicer. As he wryly observed, “It’s upsetting, but you’ve got to understand, Buzzfeed was excluded because Spicer didn’t like the answer he got for, ‘Which Gilmore Girl are you?’” he joked. “Such a Lorelei.”

Colbert went on to explain that this unprecedented step had been taken because of a fundamental problem that the president has with the media. “The root of all this conflict is that Donald Trump calls any story he doesn’t like ‘fake news.’” His comments were interrupted by Stewart, who sprang up from underneath the desk.

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Stewart quickly launched into one of his signature rants that stood him in good stead over the course of 17 seasons on his Comedy Central late night talk show. It was a return to form for this Emmy champ, who had popped by Colbert’s talker last month to inveigh against the actions of the Trump administration in its first few days in office. Let’s hope these appearances become a regular segment of the CBS talker.

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