Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump “Could Win” Presidency
The star weighed in on Trump’s candidacy during a panel at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Los Angeles on Monday. Colbert was on hand to promote the “Late Show,” and he expressed hope that Trump’s campaign lasts through the show’s September 8 debut. “I’m not going to name any names, but let’s just say I want to do jokes on Donald Trump so badly and I have no venue, so right now I’m just dry-Trumping,” he cracked to reporters.
The former “Colbert Report” host went on, “I just want to say that every little boy grows up believing that they could be president of the United States, and I’m so happy that that little boy is Donald Trump. I just hope he’s taking his vitamins. Please stay healthy until I get on the air. Don’t do anything dangerous, don’t ride any motorcycles, because every night before I go to bed I light a candle and pray that he stays in the race. And I also pray that nobody puts that candle anywhere near his hair.”
But jokes aside, Colbert genuinely thinks there’s a chance Trump will end up in the White House, lording over all of America. “Honestly, he could,” said the TV personality. “And that’s not an opinion of Trump. That’s my opinion of our nation.”
And Colbert wasn’t so sure that would be the worst outcome. He told reporters, “You know what, there have been some great presidents and there have been some bad presidents. Having a giant swinging set of balls isn’t the worst thing in the world.” TELL US: What do you think of Colbert’s take on Trump?