Aly Semigran
December 14, 2011 AT 02:58 PM EST

The Island Premiere: Stephen Chernin/AP

Much like Herman Cain dropping out of the presidential race, the news that Donald Trump will no longer be moderating his own GOP debate in Iowa is tremendously disappointing (to the world of comedy). Of course, no one may have been more let down than The Donald The Trump’s BFF Stephen Colbert, who announced his own South Carolina Seriously, Classy Debate (Sometime in January) last week.

But rather than scold his bestie for his decision to drop out, citing the possibility of Trump’s own “candidacy for president of the United States as an Independent” (“This would be hugely embarrassing — if that were an emotion he were capable of feeling”), Colbert simply decided to re-announce his own spectacularly awesome-sounding debate on The Colbert Report last night. (His possibly-televised-by-National-Geographic debate will not only be held in a zoo, but a polar bear will pick the winner!) Heck, even Newt Gingrich and, less to Colbert’s delight, Rick Santorum (he probably Googled him) are invited. Watch:

Do you hope that Stephen Colbert’s South Carolina Seriously, Classy Debate (Sometime in January) actually happens? Would you agree with Colbert’s sentiment that Donald Trump is “a boob”? Share in the comments section below.

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