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Stephen Colbert and James Corden both jumped into Thursday’s war of words between Pope Francis and Donald Trump. Or as Colbert dubbed it, “the big celebrity feud everybody’s talking about.” (Sorry, Kanye West and Taylor Swift.)
Calling himself “America’s foremost Catholic,” Colbert assumed the role of intermediary between the Republican presidential candidate and the Holy See.
“I want to try to broker a peace between these two men. Mr. Trump, Mr. Pope — I believe that’s his formal name. Is it possible because you guys are fighting because you have so much in common? After all, you both think you’re infallible. And you both sit on golden thrones,” Colbert said as a picture of Trump’s gold toilet and the Pope’s throne in the Vatican. “And you both wear very silly things on your heads.”
On The Late Late Show, James Corden didn’t hesitate to choose sides.
“I mean do you know how wrong you have to be for a pope to dislike you? The Pope’s entire thing is literally forgiveness,” Corden laughed. “Pope John Paul hung out with the guy who tried to assassinate him. And now Francis is like, ‘I just can’t with this Trump guy.’ “
Then he pointed out that the Pope made other big moves yesterday besides slamming Trump.
“It’s been a big 24 hours for the Pope. In a historic move, he also suggested that it might be acceptable to use contraception in order to prevent the spread of the Zika virus,” said Corden. “And that’s not surprising to me because once you start debating with Donald Trump, birth control starts to seem like a pretty good idea.”
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