Colbert gleefully responds 'I won' to insults from Trump

"And what he says is filthy", Trump told Time magazine earlier this week.

One of the most famous alums is The Late Show host Stephen Colbert, who began at The Daily Show in 1997 before leaving to host the spin-off series The Colbert Report in 2005.

However Mr Trump clearly didn't see the irony, and launched another attack on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's show - this time on its ratings. The president went on to brag that, when he visited the Late Show in September 2015, he gave the "dying" show its "high highest rating". "To cast that light on someone else when it's reflection of you - I think they call that, 'hypocrisy?'"

"The things that you say, even if they're crass, or even if they in some ways are not respectful enough of the office of the presidency, we can insult". The president also said that when he was on Colbert's show, "it was the highest ratings he ever had". As if talking to Trump, Colbert said that by addressing the president in his monologue, "don't you know I've been trying for a year to get you to say my name?" And you were very restrained.

Colbert offered a solution to end Trump's complaints about his show: "If you really want to take me down, there's an obvious way: resign". Although Trump claims to have stopped watching programs that, in his words, "aren't pleasant", it appears that Colbert is still on his radar-and that Trump does not like what he's hearing.

Jon Stewart defended Colbert's "potty mouth" during a Daily Show reunion on Tuesday. What he says is filthy.

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In his remarks to media Thursday, Trump said Colbert's crude comments "only builds up my base".

"I can't believe you're leaving right in the middle of the George W. Bush administration", Bee told him.

After the audience's cheers settled, Colbert addressed Trump directly. Making jokes on you gets me high ratings. Still, in the meantime no matter what starts trending on Twitter next, expect Colbert to still be on the airwaves preparing to satirize it as only he can.

"I am terminating you because of the Russian investigation". He makes himself extremely easy to make fun of, especially when he's living up to his "Apprentice" catchphrase 'You're fired!'.

"No", said Stewart. "I enjoyed it and would try and heighten it. John's lucky we didn't do that on pavement".

The Late Show airs weeknights on CBS at 11:35 p.m. ET.

  • Michelle Webb