On Thursday, President Trump finally responded to the string of insults that late night host Stephen Colbert hurled his way last week.
In an interview with Time Magazine, Trump said about Colbert:
‘You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching. And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was dying. By the way they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was dying. I’ve done his show. … But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was high—highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had.’
Colbert, of course, couldn’t help but respond to the President’s remarks during his opening monologue on Thursday night.
A preview clip that CBS released on Thursday evening showed a portion of Colbert’s monologue, which opens with him describing the President’s comments during the interview.
‘The president of the United States has personally come after me and my show, and there’s only one thing to say.’
The host of “The Late Show” then cackled and squealed, “Yay!”
Meanwhile, the audience began to chant, “Stephen! Stephen! Stephen!”
Once his fans had settled down, Colbert continued with a message directed towards President Trump.
‘Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump. There’s a lot you don’t understand. But I never thought one of those things would be show business. Don’t you know, I’ve been trying for a year to get you to say my name?! And you were very restrained. Admirably restrained.’
‘But now you did it!’
He followed this message up by whispering gleefully, “I won!”
Colbert truly did win. He is beloved by his fans, he got the last word, and Trump has once again proven himself to be someone who can’t take a joke. Really, though, does the man who talked about grabbing women by the pussy really have any right to criticize someone for making a “filthy” joke?
Watch a clip from Colbert’s new monologue in the video below, available via Twitter.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 12, 2017
Featured image is a screenshot from the video.