Taking a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook, Stephen Colbert announced he was making an announcement on Tuesday.
“Donald Trump’s campaign for President of the United States is not just great for America, it’s great for late-night television,” Colbert said. “Donald’s Presidential campaign has inspired me, Stephen Colbert, to announce that I will still be hosting ‘The Late Show’ on CBS.”
When an onlooker shouted something unintelligible from the crowd, Colbert replied, “I don’t know what you just said but I agree with you to the gates of hell. And it has to happen. So does Donald Trump. That’s how it’s got to be, OK? Because Donald Trump is running for president and he’s going to make late-night television great again.”
The incoming “Late Show” host also complimented — or at least commented on — Trump’s physical appearance when announcing his candidacy on television.
“He looked great on television. I was really surprised. I saw him come out and I thought, ‘He looks like he fell into a river and they raked his body out of the surf down in Cape May 3 weeks from now, but the important thing was the crabs had not gotten to his eyes,’” Colbert said. “And that sends a message to voters that if you vote for him, he’s not physically dead.”
Colbert takes over “The Late Show” on September 8.