Comedian Stephen Colbert says he had to give up his old faux conservative character on the “Colbert Report” because GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIvanka Trump will be an asset in her new role at the White House Dem rep demands answers from Mattis on civilian casualties Obama should testify before Senate Intelligence Committee MORE is playing it better than he ever could.
“I mean, it’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 and manufacture and distribute it, because he’s got all the cash,” he added.
“I’m not the first person to say this, but I completely agree that he’s my old character with $10 billion.”
The “Late Show” host said he was attacked by liberals for hosting Trump on his show earlier this year.
"Like, people were very upset. Like, liberals got so mad at me,” he said. “Somebody called me, like, a craven sell-out for not attacking Donald Trump, like, what? What do you want? There's no pleasing some people.”
Colbert also said his interview with Vice President Biden earlier this year about his deceased son, Beau Biden, was “one of the most sublime moments” of his career.
“It was one of — I don't want to say the word happy because it's not a happy subject, but in some ways one of the most sublime moments I've ever had on stage, was to be there and have the ability, or to have the responsibility and the privilege, to receive that from him,” he said.