Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson chucked a telescope onto a New York street far below, but otherwise was calm in sharing his election feelings Wednesday with Stephen Colbert.

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show.” Image via
“For me, it’s what the world looks like when you’ve studied the vastness of the universe,” Tyson said. “And you come back to Earth and it’s this little speck, with people warring and fighting.”

But Colbert appealed to a higher power in his first show since Donald Trump was elected president: God.

God (or the animated character projected on the theater ceiling) wasn’t aware of the election results, but distanced himself from responsibility (he offered to reset humanity, and send another flood).

Another guest on “The Late Show” was Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, voiced by Robert Smigel.

Colbert asked: “So why did Hillary lose?”

The cigar-chomping dog puppet replied: “Because Hillary, she didn’t have an issue. She ran on nothing. But meanwhile Donald Trump had a clear message: ‘I have a hat. Won’t you join me, and my hat?’ It’ a red hat! For God’s sake, it’s a red hat!

“You know who I feel sorry for though is Tim Kaine. All summer he’s been forced to speak in Spanish: you know he can no longer speak unless someone presses the number 2 on their phone.”

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