Jon Stewart spoke with Stephen Colbert about why he believes Joe Biden is “the man of the moment.” Stewart told The Late Show host he wasn’t a Biden supporter until recently, but he’s come to believe that Biden is the leader the country needs right now:

“Biden was not my guy. Wasn’t even in the top four or five. I was more of a Sanders, Warren… Not my guy, but having watched him on your show and having spoken to him at other times and seen him in other situations… I’ve recently been thinking about something and that is that, we are a country in terrible anguish right now. We are in pain. American exceptionalism, the kind of blindfold is off, and we’re kind of seeing ourselves as who we really are. ‘American exceptionalism’ is not a title that you wear like you were Miss America in 1937 and you’ll always be Miss America. Like it takes effort and work to maintain. If you treat it like a fait accompli, it will erode and you will lose it. And we are seeing that erosion, and we are fearful and we are angry and we are in pain. When I see Biden, past the shtick, I see a guy who knows what loss is, who knows grief. And I think that, that kind of grief humbles you… and what I think in this moment what this country needs is a leader of humility.” 

Watch more of what Stewart said above.