Donald Trump has been whining about getting more positive coverage on the late night shows. So Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert decided to try to give him his “equal time.” And it was freaking hilarious!
Something tells me this isn’t exactly what Trump had in mind when he asked for equal time on the late night shows.
Last week, Trump tweeted that he was upset about the coverage he was getting with the late night TV comedians.
Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very "unfunny" & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
So, on Monday night, Stephen Colbert invited Jon Stewart onto his CBS show “The Late Show” to give Trump what he asked for. Colbert said that he would do his usual “unfair slamming of the president.” And he said that Stewart would be the “counterweight.”
After first asking if he could have more time to come up with something positive about Trump, Stewart thought of the nicest thing he could say about him. He said, “Donald Trump. He’s not a cannibal.”
Colbert then said that last week Trump tried to make it more difficult for women to get birth control. “Pretty soon, the only contraceptive women will have is his face,” he said.
Stewart thought for a moment and then said, “Donald Trump is great to women.”
Colbert replied, “Great??”
“Good,” Stewart said.
“Good?” Colbert asked.
“Better than Harvey Weinstein,” Stewart answered.
Colbert said he’d have to fact check that.
After playing a couple of rounds, Colbert brought up Trump’s insane comments last week about this being “the calm before the storm.” At that point Stewart broke. He said, “What the fuck is wrong with this guy??”
“How the fuck?…Calm before the storm? How is all this not the storm?? This is all the storm!” Stewart said. “And what kind of a sociopath would use that terminology??”
Then Stewart gave up on the equal time game. “I can’t do it.”