Stephen Colbert responds to Donald Trump calling him a lowlife

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS /

After Donald Trump tore into many late night comedians including Stephen Colbert, the Late Show host offered a brutal response on last night’s show.

On Monday night, Donald Trump held a rally, and as usual, he had a lot of controversial things to say. But among the many things Trump said, he started to tear into the late night comedians on TV. Comics like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon were victims of Trump’s verbal jabs, but, of course, Stephen Colbert had to have his turn as well.

During the rally, Trump wasn’t able to actually call out Colbert by name. He is only able to refer to him as the “guy on CBS.” He goes on about how this “guy on CBS” is a “lowlife” who has “no talent.” So on last night’s Late Show, Colbert responded to that sentiment with this retort:

“Hey, Mr. President, I will not stand here and let you talk that way about James Corden!” Colbert shouts. He goes on about how Corden is a fine man and Colbert’s friend, and these comments are unacceptable. However, Colbert then “realizes” Trump was talking about him having no talent. To that, Colbert shows off an odd trick he can do with his ear.

Colbert then theorizes that Trump was afraid to say his name. After all, the rally was held in Colbert’s home state of South Carolina. “You say my name three times there and I appear,” Colbert jokes. “It’s actually very hard on my personal life.” He adds that he’s South Carolina’s second favorite celebrity, behind the Confederate flag.

You can watch the bit in the YouTube video below.

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For being a lowlife hack with no talent, Colbert is doing pretty well for himself. He’s reigning as the highest-rated late night comedian, far ahead of the competition. To watch his show, tune in when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.