Stephen Colbert drops some civil theology on CNN, explains why Trump is a 'heretic against reality'

Anderson Cooper interviews Stephen Colbert
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"In this age of President Trump and an intensely polarizing politics, we often need some comedic relief to lighten things up and also see things from a different perspective," Anderson Cooper said on CNN Wednesday night. "Enter Stephen Colbert." He played part of the hour-long conversation he had with Colbert earlier Wednesday, starting with Colbert's thoughts on acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services chief Ken Cuccinelli mangling the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty.

"Oh my God, I blame you for Ken Cuccinelli," Colbert told Cooper, noting that Cuccinelli was on CNN a lot. Cooper said if any official in a prior administration had messed with that bedrock statement of American beliefs, "people's heads would explode." Colbert aimed higher.

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