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Left-wing late-night time hosts Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah mocked the candidates collaborating in Wednesday’s Democratic Get together debate, with the latter describing it because the “whitest debate but.”

The talk, broadcast and moderated by CNN, solely featured candidates who met a sure polling threshold and included former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar, in addition to Pete Buttigieg and billionaire Tom Steyer.

After addressing the notable moments of the night time, together with the conflict between Sanders and Warren, Noah and Colbert took goal on the remaining candidates and the shortage of racial variety.

“With solely six candidates, it was the smallest debate but, nevertheless it was additionally the whitest debate but,” stated Noah recapping the night time’s occasions. “The one individual completely happy about this was Greta Thunberg as a result of the stage was so white it mirrored the solar again into the environment.”

Different candidates who didn’t qualify for the talk seemed to be from extra numerous backgrounds, included businessman Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

In the meantime, Late Present host Stephen Colbert additionally famous the controversy over the candidate’s lack of variety, which was a specific problem inside progressive circles.

“There was controversy as a result of tonight was the primary time on this election cycle that Democrats had an all-white debate stage,” he remarked. “As soon as once more, J-Lo was robbed.”

Earlier this week, late-night time hosts equally attacked the 2019 Oscar nominations over the truth that a big majority have been white and male. But it was The New York Occasions who famous the irony of late-night time hosts, “lots of them additionally male and white, [taking] goal at the truth that the Oscars proceed to be so male and so white.”

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