Biden to give virtual interview with Colbert on Thursday

Biden to give virtual interview with Colbert on Thursday
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Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Trump got into testy exchange with top GOP donor Adelson: report Blumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections MORE is scheduled to appear on "The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin previews GOP coronavirus relief package GOP official says Elizabeth Warren 'endorses voter fraud' after joke about Bailey voting for Biden Bolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed MORE" on Thursday, marking the former vice president's fifth visit to the program and first since becoming the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. 

Biden's appearance will be virtual from his Wilmington, Del., home, where he has been conducting his campaign for more than two months since the coronavirus pandemic prompted stay-at-home orders throughout the country. 

Biden recently conducted a virtual town hall with Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams on MSNBC on Friday. 

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE, whose reelection has also largely moved online during the pandemic, has not appeared on any of the late-night talk shows since taking office. 

As a candidate, the former real estate mogul and "Apprentice" star appeared with Colbert on CBS in September 2015. Trump also went on NBC's "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon and ABC's "Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelBubba Wallace: Trump tweet 'wrong on the factual information' about noose School board member in New Jersey resigns after blackface pictures resurface Hulu removes 'Golden Girls' mud mask episode, prompting pushback: 'What the hell?' MORE Live" during the campaign as well. 

Colbert and Kimmel — and to a lesser extent Fallon — have made criticism of the president a central part of their nightly monologues. 

Trump has fired back on occasion on social media, comparing them unfavorably to the largely apolitical Johnny Carson, the late iconic "Tonight Show" host. 

"The three very weak and untalented late night 'hosts' are 'fighting over table scraps. Carson did a great job, it wasn’t political. I don’t know what they’re going to do in 2024 when he’s no longer President? Will be wacky in the unemployment line,' " Trump tweeted last year. 

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Colbert's 2.78 million viewers topped rivals Fallon and Kimmel in April, who averaged 2.1 million and 2 million, respectively, for the month.