Presidential candidate phones from CBS late-night host’s home state of South Carolina
Donald Trump was a guest on Stephen Colbert‘s “Late Show” Tuesday night — well, sort of.
The presidential candidate called into the late-night CBS program to promote his campaign while on the road in South Carolina and claimed that he was the first person to ever do that.
CBS later confirmed that Trump’s call would actually be the first time a guest phoned into the show since it first aired in 1993 with David Letterman, and the GOP candidate trumped Tuesday’s official guests — Eva Longoria and “Broad City” creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer — in terms of buzz before the episode aired.
Trump proved he was the real deal on the phone to Colbert by telling him “you’re fired” in his best “Apprentice” voice when he rang after holding a rally in South Carolina ahead of his battle with GOP rivals at the state’s Saturday primary.
Of course, Trump went on to say that he loved South Carolina and had “been there many times.” Which is a good thing as Colbert grew up on James Island in Charleston, so the host made his guest try out his best accent.
“Please vote for me, y’all,” Trump asked voters in the southern state.
Among the other hot topics of conversation during the phone call were Trump’s “potty mouth,” which he claims he does for emphasis and often non-politically. “These are very minor words and in many cases I bleep them out myself,” he said.
Colbert went on to suggest that he have a swear jar and put in a billion dollars every time he says a bad word.
“The Late Show” airs at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.
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