Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart on Thursday continued his streak of late-night TV appearances promoting the renewal of a bill in Congress meant to aid 9/11 first responders.
The act expired in October, and hopes of renewal have been squelched by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for what Stewart calls “Purely political reasons.”
Stewart on Thursday began another impassioned monologue, but Colbert cut him off, saying, “Nobody’s going to pay attention unless you Trump it up a little.” Stewart then donned a wig reminiscent the GOP presidential candidate’s coif.
“These 9/11 first responders, let me tell you something, these 9/11 first responders are the most top-notch, first-class, diamond-encrusted heroes America can produce,” Stewart said.
Stewart urged viewers to hop on social media using the hashtag #WorstResponders to urge Congress to add the Zadroga Act to an upcoming omnibus bill.
The appearance marked the second time this week Stewart returned to late-night television.