Trump recently sat down with Time and had a few thoughts on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in the wake of a joke that Colbert made in his May 1 monologue, involving the Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and oral sex.
“You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy,” (and grab them by the pussy is just locker room talk) Trump told Time . “And you have kids watching. And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him.”
Colbert highlighted the president’s remarks in his opening monologue, saying, “The president of the United States has personally come after me and my show, and there’s only one thing to say,” Colbert said, following that up with gleeful giggling and a cry of, “Yaaaay!”
The Late Show host also answered a few of Trump’s more specific accusations with zingers of his own (“I do occasionally use adult language, and I do it in public… instead of in the privacy of an Access Hollywood bus”), but also credited the commander-in-chief with his recent ratings success.
“Making jokes about you has been good for ratings,.” Colbert said, addressing Trump. “It’s almost like the majority of Americans didn’t want you to be president!”
But Colbert suggested there’s only one obvious way that the President can take Colbert down: resign.
“If you did that, sir, what would I talk about then?” Colbert asked. “Except your resignation, because that’d be fun.”
The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:30 p.m. ET on CBS.