December 10, 2015

Trevor Noah wasn't the only one of Jon Stewart's pals from Comedy Central that got a visit from the former host of The Daily Show this week. Stewart made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and continued to push Congress to do the right thing, and pass a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

Colbert opened his show by having a bit of fun at Donald Trump's expense and treating his audience to some footage of Trump having a some trouble with a bald eagle in a photo shoot (which we discussed here) and was interrupted by Stewart who explained he was there to draw attention to the cause of the 9-11 first responders and to get Congress to vote yes to extend their health benefits.

After pointing out that the media won't pay attention to anything other than Donald Trump, Colbert gave Stewart a bit of help in assuring he would not be ignored in the form of a Trump wig, and some orange makeup made from Cheetos. Stewart proceeded to channel his inner Trump, and lambasted Congress for not passing the bill.

As Stewart reminded everyone during the bit, you can Tweet your member of Congress with the hashtag #WORSTRESPONDERS and encourage them to do the right thing if you'd like to do your part and help out.

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