Stephen Colbert On Trump: I’d ‘Trade Good Ratings For A Better President’
Stephen Colbert said he “would trade good ratings” for a better president during an interview about President Donald Trump’s effect on his ratings boost.
The host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” slammed the president in a piece published Thursday in the Hollywood Reporter when he was asked if he owed the president a thank you note because he has dominated the ratings and beat the rest of the late night competition for the last nine weeks straight. (RELATED: Stephen Colbert On Donald Trump: It’s The End Of America [VIDEO])
“No,” Colbert responded. “I would trade good ratings for a better president. How about that? The interesting thing is that when we were prepping all that time, we weren’t waiting for Donald Trump. We were waiting for something that everybody cared about.”
“Do you know what I mean?” he added. “Donald Trump is epoch-making; he changes everything. And so we were ready for something that galvanized people’s attention and changed their priorities. The thank-you note is to my staff for being ready — that’s the thank-you note.”
“Because if it’s not Donald Trump, it’s something else,” he continued. “There will be something else that we care about, hopefully happy, possibly tragic. But we’re ready to talk about what just happened, whenever it happens now. And that’s what we’ve learned. And so my thank-you note is not to Donald Trump. He can go with God.”