Stephen Colbert would not mince phrases relating to his opinions about President Donald Trump.
“The Late Present” host referred to as the POTUS a “scrumptious fool” and claimed that Trump even stole one in every of his strains from “The Colbert Report.”
“He might have stolen a number of my strains,” Colbert mentioned throughout CBS’ An Night with Stephen Colbert at PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Saturday, in keeping with Deadline. “He stole a factor the opposite day. We really ran a clip of me saying it on the outdated present.”
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“He Trump mentioned, ‘I don’t use my mind, I exploit my intestine,’ and that’s actually the opening of ‘The Colbert Report,’” the comic mentioned incredulously. “I mentioned, ‘Do you know there are extra nerve endings in your intestine than in your mind?’ He simply mentioned that. He’s a scrumptious fool.”
Regardless of Colbert’s outspoken disdain for Trump, he agrees with former “Tonight Present” host Jay Leno that he should not be taken severely as a political commentator.
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Final week, Leno mentioned in an interview with Al Roker, “You realize, all the things now… everybody has to know your politics,” Leno mentioned. “I attempted to make use of Johnny’s mannequin, and I’d get hate mail from each side equally and thought ‘nicely that’s fabulous, that’s precisely what I would like.’”
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Leno added, “However when folks see you as one-sided, it makes it powerful. And, you understand, I did it when Clinton was sexy and Bush was dumb, and it was just a bit simpler. Now it’s all very severe, I’d similar to to see a little bit of civility come again to it.”
Colbert took the remarks in stride.
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“I agree with what he mentioned. He mentioned it was a unique time….now there’s one topic, so folks see your politics extra once you do it now, however I’m high quality with that. I don’t assume there’s something fallacious with saying this particular person is damaging the nation,” Colbert mentioned. “I don’t assume I ought to be taken severely, however I really feel severely about what’s occurring within the nation … I’m there to make all people really feel higher and know they’re not alone in that.”