Donald Trump tweeted earlier tonight that he’s going to be calling into Stephen Colbert‘s show tonight, a first for the late night comic on CBS:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2016
Colbert has done call-in interviews before on his old Comedy Central show, but speaking to the Republican presidential frontrunner over the phone is a pretty big deal.
Trump appeared in person with Colbert a few months ago, when Colbert told Trump he sounds a lot like the over-the-top conservative character he used to play.
Trump calling into various shows has been a source of some criticism in media circles. Fox’s Chris Wallace had refused to let Trump call in, as many other Sunday show hosts have done, and only said he would interview the GOP frontrunner in person.
And yes, this is official, because minutes later, the Late Show Twitter account retweeted The Donald. So stay tuned for Mediaite’s coverage of Trump’s Colbert call-in.
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