Donald Trump’s inaugural sit-down with late night host Stephen Colbert was far from the bout expected from two of the nation’s leading comedians, one of whom happens to be the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
Donald Trump chatted with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night – but he refused to answer all his questions.
The Colbert interview saw Trump repeat his oft-stated idea that the United States needs to build a wall on the Mexican border in order to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country. That Colbert once offered to dip his balls in Trump’s mouth for $1 million. Trump did everything he could do avoid responding, deflecting with: “I just don’t discuss it anymore”, Trump said, sounding embarrassed by his own words.
“I think apologizing is a great thing but you have to be wrong”.
However, Colbert was cordial and Trump seemed comfortable playing to the audience, some of whom gave him a standing ovation when he came out.
That’s not to say that Trump walked away completely unscathed.
Earlier in the decade, the billionaire businessman questioned whether Barack Obama had been born in the United States, prompting the president to release his birth certificate in 2011.
This face-off took place Tuesday night on the set of Mr. Colbert’s new hangout, the CBS “Late Show”.
The birther movement is, for the most part, dead, but every now and again we’re reminded that it was totally a thing, and that Donald Trump was a big supporter.
And concentrating on assertion of Trump that Mexico would be paying for the wall, Colbert pulled into a role-playing practice talking about a phone call where he is the president of Mexico.
However, for Trump, Colbert simply said he wanted to thank the real estate mogul for running for president. Colbert read a tweet that Trump posted complaining about the cold weather and declaring that “we need global warming”. Once the crowd was settled, Cruz ended his time by invoking the Constitution: “If you want to win an issue, go to the ballot box and win at the ballot box”.