Bernie Sanders chats with Stephen Colbert for first interview after dropping out

Bernie Sanders (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Bernie Sanders (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) /

Senator Bernie Sanders will be interviewed by Stephen Colbert after suspending his campaign for president.

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders announced he was no longer seeking the Democratic nomination for president. The decision, and much more, will be discussed during his appearance tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Senator Sanders’ decision does not come as too big of a shock considering how well former Vice President Joe Biden has performed in the primaries. Some expected Senator Sanders to end his campaign sooner but he stayed the course until today.

The first interview Senator Sanders has scheduled is tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The senator from Vermont has made a number of appearances on the show during his two bids for the White House. Tonight will be under slightly different circumstances as social distancing guidelines mean it will be a virtual interview.

But audiences shouldn’t expect any less of an engaging, informative, and entertaining conversation between the two. Expect Colbert to cover the topics many people are wondering, such as Sanders’ relationship with Biden, how Democrats can unify to defeat President Donald Trump and non-election issues like the pandemic.

Senator Sanders had made it clear that he was intently focused on the government’s response to the novel coronavirus in recent weeks. It shouldn’t surprise audiences to hear him talk just as much about that subject as he does about today’s announcement to suspend his campaign.

Every news outlet would love to sit down with Bernie Sanders today. But whether by design or coincidence, the senator was scheduled to appear on The Late Show. It points to Stephen Colbert’s influence on politics and culture as well as the continued importance of late night television shows during this time.

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs tonight at 11:35 PM ET on CBS. Are you looking forward to the interview with Senator Bernie Sanders? Let us know in the comment section and be sure to check Last Night On for more news and highlights from late night television.