So, in recognition of the president's request for "equal time", Colbert hosted a segment that leveled both criticism and praise at Trump.
We're giving Donald Trump the "equal time" on Late Night TV he wants.
It.did not go great.
Colbert turned to Stewart to pay a compliment about Trump, though the former Comedy Central star had a tough time thinking up what to say.
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"Donald Trump... is not... a cannibal", Stewart barely managed.
"What is wrong with this guy?"
To that question Colbert had a hard, no. You're the president. We make fun of you.
"Pretty soon, the only contraceptive women will have, is his face", Colbert said.
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He then turned his duties over to Colbert who, like Stewart, had trouble coming up with positive epithets.
Stewart's response? "Given the choice between having hot lava poured into my pee hole and Donald Trump being the president", Stewart said, pausing, and shuddering before saying, "I choose the latter".
Finally it was Colbert's turn to be the Trump-positive side of the act.
Apparently, President Donald Trump is feeling really underappreciated these days.
"If you're not familiar, Harvey Weinstein was responsible for The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Shakespeare in Love, and other movies your mom liked in the 90's", he informed his viewers in flyover country. Still, "Good?" pressed Colbert. And 'calm before the storm?' Is that what he was saying? "And what kind of sociopath would use that terminology while people are still cleaning up from literal storms?"
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