Watch: Bill Clinton and Stephen Colbert Attempt to Explain Trump's Popularity

Bill Clinton appeared on Colbert's Late Show last night to offer insight into Trump's popularity. Colbert, who recently interviewed Trump and didn't get much out of him, was curious if Clinton could explain Trump's surging poll numbers in the face of his high negatives. 


"He says something that overrides the ideological debate," Clinton said. "A lot of [the GOP candidates] were competing to see who could be the most politically correct on the answers," but Trump, Clinton explained, appealed to something different. Trump insisted he could "get stuff done" and if people got in the way he would "just get them out of the way." 

"It may have a short half-life," the former President said. "But he's a master brander and there's a macho appeal to saying 'I'm just sick of nothing happening, I make things happen -- vote for me."

Clinton also admitted and he and Trump used to be friends. A few weeks ago, Clinton relayed a story of how Trump used to praise his wife and had nothing but nice things to say about his legacy. How quickly things change. 

Watch the clip below:

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