"Finally, a place on TV to hear about Donald Trump," Stephen Colbert quipped before Trump joined him on the Late Show last night. "I want to thank you not only for being here but for running for president," Colbert told him. "I'm not going to say this stuff writes itself, but you certainly do deliver it on time every day." Colbert didn't try too hard to make Trump squirm, though he did ask what he called a "big fat meatball" of a question, CNN reports. "Barack Obama, born in the United States?" asked Colbert. "I don't talk about it anymore," Trump replied. "I talk about jobs. I talk about our veterans being horribly treated."
Colbert told Trump that he also used to play an "over-the-top conservative character" and, in what Mediaite decides was the best part of the interview, challenged him to a game of "Trump or Colbert," in which Trump had to guess whether remarks had been made by him or by Colbert's cartoonishly conservative Colbert Report character. Trump didn't have much trouble with the quotes, though he had to hesitate over "It's freezing and snowing in New York. We need global warming." "I think it's you," Trump said, "but it's close to being me." It was Trump, but the last quote, "The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies," turned out to be Charles Manson, the AP reports. (Saturday Night Live has chosen its Donald Trump.)