Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton Gets A Big Free Pass From Stephen Colbert

Originally posted at The Daily Beast by Matt Willstein.

Since launching his Late Show last fall, Stephen Colbert has welcomed presidential candidates including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to sit beside him in the Ed Sullivan Theater and make their case to American voters. But when Hillary Clinton appeared on the show Monday night — hours before polls opened in the crucial New York primary — the setting was markedly different.

Rather than conduct the interview in front of his live studio audience, Colbert opted to speak with Clinton seated across a table from the candidate in an empty Carnegie Deli. The piece, which was evidently taped late last week, had a far cozier vibe than some of the host’s previous political interviews, including a confrontational and awkward conversation with John Kasich back in February.

This was Clinton’s second visit to Colbert’s Late Show (she made two appearances on The Colbert Report, one during the 2008 primary and one in 2014 to promote her latest memoir) and she seemed seriously at ease with the genial host. And while the name Bernie Sanders barely came up when they talked six months ago, this time it shockingly didn’t get mentioned once.

Instead, Colbert began with the man he presumed will be Clinton’s general election rival. “Politics seem to be finding common ground,” the host said. “What do you have in common with your likely opponent Donald Trump, other than the fact you have beautiful daughters and you both were at his wedding?”

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