The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert goes on CBS’s Face the Nation and his first advice to Donald Trump: He should read the US Constitution before taking office.
American comedian and television host Stephen Colbert, known best for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, talked to CBS for their news program Face the Nation and his interview just aired on ET today. Face the Nation is one of the longest-running news program on the air and offers insight and analysis on social and national issues.
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Host Stephen Colbert makes an appearance on Face the Nation today and weighs in on Donald Trump’s election, CBS News reports. He also drops in a nugget of advice or two about what Donald Trump should be doing before he is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017.
The election was called for Donald Trump by 2:30 a.m. November 9, after the 270-vote by Wisconsin, The Hill reports. Surprised, unconvinced, and angry are just some of the words to describe Americans when they heard that Donald Trump won the presidential bid. In fact, Stephen Colbert is one of the people who were caught off guard by the odds of Donald Trump’s win.
“As soon as I knew the outcome, I knew that I would have to throw out everything I had planned, because we had four possible outcomes. One is that we knew that Mrs. [Hillary] Clinton would win; we would not know; looked like Trump was going to win, but we wouldn’t know ’til the morning. And then there was, he’s gonna win and we know he’s gonna win. And that was the one that we prepared nothing for on purpose.”
But if there’s one thing Donald Trump could benefit from right now, amidst all the heckling and the rallying against his presidential victory, it’s a positive outlook like Colbert’s.
And while Colbert is not exactly over the moon about Donald Trump, it looks like he’s ready to settle for the president and make the most out of what he can offer.
“What I’m looking forward to? I’m looking forward to being surprised because that’s what you want every day. I want to be surprised. And that’s the great thing about Donald Trump, is that, boy, he did surprise a lot of people, didn’t he?
“Now, I have no choice but to actually enjoy this incredible gift every day that Mr. Trump will be.”
Donald Trump is completely unpredictable, we can give him that much. And Colbert explains that when it comes to making jokes, as he does, creating a joke is derived from what someone says and how they behave. So when it comes to making jokes about someone as unpredictable as Donald Trump, you have endless possibilities.
“Donald Trump speaks one way and behaves in another, you know? It’s not– not even 180 degrees. There’s some odd, oblique angle going on with him.
“The balls come over the plate with him like shotgun pellets. It’s not like one pitch at a time. Like, you look at something that’s happening, like, well, which one of those balls are we gonna swing at? What he’s talking about or how he’s saying it? Or who he’s saying it to? And what time? And over Twitter?”
And even the president of the United States of America could surely do well to receive a bit of advice or two from someone as well-received by Stephen Colbert, if he has the intention to draw more people to his favor.
Asked what Donald Trump should read before taking office, Colbert quips as follows.
“Well, the Constitution wouldn’t hurt because I’m not sure if he’s as familiar with it as one would hope, and it’s a pretty good read.
“I actually don’t know what he’s lacking in information. I mean, if we’re to believe his ghostwriter, he might want to read ‘Art of the Deal’ because he says didn’t write a word of it.”
Well, it’s a love-hate relationship with Donald Trump, and he has some ways to go to earn the respect of America. Maybe reading the constitution does sound like a good idea.
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