Stephen Colbert Explains Why Donald Trump Wouldn't Dare Return To 'Late Show'
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The last time Stephen Colbert invited Donald Trump to appear on “The Late Show” in late 2015, he was accused of going soft on the presidential nominee. Not Jimmy Fallon–soft, but Colbert, like far too many talk show hosts this political season, went for the laughs instead of holding Trump accountable for his actions.
Talking with SiriusXM host Bill Carter on Friday, Colbert revealed that if the opportunity presented itself again, he would take a much different approach, but there’s one thing standing in the way of a second interview: Trump.
“I don’t regret the attempt, I regret that that’s probably the only bite I’m going to get at that apple,” he told Carter. “I would have him on tomorrow, but he’s a coward ... It’s clear that Donald Trump is a coward, because he won’t come back on the show.”
When Carter jokingly cautioned him about the potential blowback from making Trump’s refusal to appear on the “Late Show” public, i.e., a signature Trump tweet meltd
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