- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Stephen Colbert and Michael Moore took turns bashing President Trump during Mr. Moore’s one-man Broadway play “The Terms of My Surrender” Wednesday night.

Mr. Moore sat across from Mr. Colbert onstage at the Belasco Theatre, praising him for uniquely lampooning the president day in and day out on CBS’ “The Late Show.”

“Your ability to use satire and humor to say the emperor has no clothes is profound every single night,” Mr. Moore said, The New York Times reported.

Mr. Colbert responded, “Trump keeps summoning monsters of abstraction — things that aren’t real — they’re extensions of the ordinary, fears that you have that he plays on.”

“He wants to brush people into a corner where he can shine his feeble, f—ing anemic firefly of a soul,” Mr. Colbert added, prompting applause, The Times reported.

Mr. Colbert said the best way to work through the fear brought on by Mr. Trump’s presidency is to laugh through it and respond rationally.

“When you’re laughing, you’re not afraid, and if you’re not afraid, you can think,” he said. “We felt our way into this thing, and we have to think our way out of it.”

Mr. Colbert’s conversation with Mr. Moore lasted nearly 20 minutes and covered a variety of topics, The Times reported. Mr. Moore regularly invites different guests to take part in the play, which points out the supposed absurdity of Mr. Trump’s presidency.

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