Colbert: Trump Is ‘My Old Character With Ten Billion Dollars,’ Facts Just Don’t Matter
Stephen Colbert appeared on Face the Nation this morning to discuss the presidential election and how Donald Trump reminds him of a certain character he used to play.
When Trump appeared with Colbert a few months ago, Colbert told him he sounds a lot like the old “over-the-top conservative” character he used to play. Colbert today told John Dickerson, “He’s my old character with ten billion dollars. You know, he’s completely playing on an emotional level, and so beautifully. I mean, that’s one of the reasons why I just can’t do that old character anymore, because he’s doing it better than I ever could because he’s willing to drink his own Kool-Aid.”
He admitted he finds something appealing about how Trump is able to do well despite not being the choice of the Republican establishment, while still calling him a “Frankenstein of the idea that facts don’t matter and only money does.”
Colbert also admitted he stopped The Colbert Report because he was tired of having to take sides all the time.
He said he got a sense the American people are no longer interested in divisiveness, and aping that––even for the purposes of a comedy show––wasn’t gonna fly that much longer.
Watch above, via CBS.
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