The ‘Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert blasted President Trump for his lack of empathy and support for the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week that killed 17 students and faculty members, and he praised the surviving students for their strength and courage in speaking out against Trump and gun violence.
Colbert said, “There is one group that does give me hope that we can do something to protect the children, and sadly it’s the children. The students from Parkland, Florida. These students saw their leaders doing nothing and said, ‘hold my root beer.’”
“The adults aren’t cutting it anymore. I hope these kids don’t give up because this is their lives and their future. Someone else might be in power but this country belongs to them. And there is reason for hope,” he continued.
Colbert told his audience, “Look at the ‘Me Too’ movement. A lot of men in power did not see that coming but it proved that change can happen overnight and this is an election year.”
The talk show host praised the students for organizing multiple school walkouts, as well as a march in Washington, D.C. scheduled for next month. As a final plea, he also emphasized the need for people to vote and make their voices heard in the upcoming election.
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