Bernie Sanders was the guest on Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, there ostensibly to promote his new book Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution. But much of the conversation between the two focused on (you guessed it) his old rival Hillary Clinton (who also has a new book out with some not-so-nice things to say about Bernie) and Donald Trump. Colbert tried to get Sanders to say something nice about Trump, which elicited a few very long pauses, before Sanders said he appreciated Trump's campaign rhetoric "about taking on the pharmaceutical industry and lowering the very, very high cost of prescription drugs in this country." Of course, the proposals that Trump has brought forth so far have been "total nonsense" to Sanders, but it's still something.

Earlier in the conversation, Colbert brought up Clinton's new book (What Happened?) and read some of her comments about him and the damage she believes Sanders (and his "Bernie Bro" followers) did to her campaign. "Look, you know, Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country, and she lost, and she was upset about it, and I understand that," he said. "But our job now is really not to go backwards. It is to go forward."

He then asked Colbert to pose a question to her when she appears on his show on September 19th. "I would like her to join us in the fight for 15, in a Medicare-for-all single payer system, in taking on the fossil fuel industry so that we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and move to energy efficiency and sustainable energy," Sanders said. "So in other words, we need her help to go forward. Let's not keep arguing about 2016. Let's get together, take on Trump's desire to divide us up. Let's go forward with a progressive agenda. Ask her if she will do that."

During the monologue, Colbert had to catch up on some news he missed while he was on vacation, like Steve Bannon leaving the White House. "Technically I guess, Bannon wasn’t fired because on the day he left the administration issued a statement that said, 'White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,'" said Colbert. "Yes, it was a 'mutual agreement.' The same way my college girlfriend and I 'mutually agreed' that she’d be happier having sex with Gary."

Colbert then talked about Bannon's controversial interview with 60 Minutes, in which he defended Trump's reaction to Charlottesville, and ended up giving a Nazi salute to Bannon.

And finally, The National performed "The Day I Die," and you should watch it because they are the best indie band in the world today.