Watch: Trump Goes on Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Tries to Escape Being Ridiculed
Tuesday night Stephen Colbert hosted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, and while the late-night funnyman got in some good pot shots he mostly pulled his punches—especially compared to Colbert's entirely fair, skewering of Ted Cruz Monday night. Much of Colbert's prodding was deflected by Trump, who is a master at staying on script and didn't take any of Colbert's trademark bait.
"When you get up to 23, 24 trillion dollars it becomes a magic number." Trump asserted, discussing America's national debt. "They say the U.S. is on the verge of being a large-scale version of Greece."
"I don't like Feta cheese," Colbert quipped.
While Colbert's banter was funny, he allowed Trump to mostly stay on message. He managed to dodge a direct question about whether Obama was born in America somehow turning it into a diatribe about how mistreated the veterans were.
The most awkward moment was when Colbert confronted Trump's ethnic cleansing plan (the mass deportation of 11 million, mostly latino immigrants), by acting as the "President of Mexico" and playing a goofy Latino stereotype. The satire may have hit had he played along but Trump, ever the PR-savvy candidate, deflected it again. Discussing his 1000-mile border fence and mass deportation, Trump managed to get in all of his talking points rather unscathed.
Watch the clip below: