Now that Donald Trump has stepped down from moderating a Republican presidential debate later this month, who will fill the celebrity-moderator void?

Stephen Colbert, that’s who.

On Tuesday’s (Dec. 13) “Colbert Report,” Colbert re-announced his South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate, to be held on a date to be determined in January. He says he’s doing it to “honor the memory of Trump mattering.”

“It’s now going to be bigger than ever with Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich free from the debate with Trump,” Colbert says. “… I’m delighted about Newt. Less delighted about Santorum — but still, solid delight across the board.”

The debate was going to be on Animal Planet, Colbert adds, but now NatGeo has become a contender. Either way, the debate will take place at a zoo.

Posted by:Rick Porter