“CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King did a fine job interviewing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, but Stephen Colbert had a few things to add.
On Monday, the “Late Show” host tagged himself into King’s conversation with the embattled politician. In the reedited-for-comedy version, Colbert had a few more questions to add about Northam’s past application of blackface — he also pressed the 59-year-old hard on the whole Michael Jackson thing.
Turns out, Northam’s not only got questionable relationship with race, he’s also got moves.
Watch Colbert’s recut of the Northam interview via the video above.
On Northam’s yearbook page in the 1980s, there is a photo of two males, one is dressed as a Klansman and the other is in blackface. After initially apologizing for the picture, Northam since denied he was in the photo, but admitted he once darkened his face for a Michael Jackson costume.
“Today, I am not ready to ask Virginians to grant me forgiveness for my past actions,” Northam had said during a press conference earlier this month, after the photo went viral. “I also do not fully expect that they will immediately believe my account of these events. Right now, I am simply asking for the opportunity to demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the person I was is not the man I am today.”
See King’s interview below.
In the actual, legit conversation, Northam reiterated to King that he will not be resigning from his post.