Donald Trump: Stephen Colbert Is “Filthy,” Not Funny And Has No Talent

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Donald Trump Stephen Colbert Filthy

By Shari Weiss

Donald Trump Stephen Colbert Filthy

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Donald Trump is calling Stephen Colbert “filthy,” unfunny and untalented. The president of the United States made the comments a week after the late-night host’s controversial “c*ck holster” joke.

As Gossip Cop has reported, Colbert routinely uses the monologue on the “Late Show” to rail against Trump. Last week, he was particularly angered by the president’s seemingly dismissive and insulting treatment of journalist John Dickerson. So in response, he hurled a number insults towards Trump, culminating in Colbert slamming, “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster.” The comment led to a “#FireColbert” protest over the joke, with critics accusing the TV personality of being not just homophobic, but also inappropriate towards the commander-in-chief.

Amidst the backlash, Colbert later said he didn’t “regret” his digs, but if he could go back, he’d “change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be.” Now Trump himself is addressing the controversy with some harsh words of his own. According to Time, the president was venting about his frustrations with the media during a dinner with the magazine’s reporters when he brought up Colbert.

“You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching,” Trump said, although the “Late Show” doesn’t air until after 11 p.m. The president went on, “And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was dying. By the way, they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was dying.”

Trump further said, “I’ve done his show… But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was [the] highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had.” The then-presidential candidate appeared on the “Late Show” in 2015 (see photo above). And while it’s true Colbert’s ratings have seen a so-called “Trump bump” as he addresses the president’s actions night after night, it is untrue that Trump’s appearance scored the highest ratings or that Colbert was going to be taken off the air. Regardless, this feud is likely far from over, especially with Colbert having a new episode taping in a matter of hours.

UPDATE: See Colbert’s response on the “Late Show” below.

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