Trump Rings Up Late Show

Colbert takes first call on 'Trump Phone'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 17, 2016 1:00 AM CST
"Let's make this show great again," Colbert said.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Donald Trump was granted a rare honor by Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's Late Show when the GOP presidential hopeful was welcomed as a surprise phone-in guest and spared from making an actual appearance on the CBS program, the AP reports. Colbert took the call on an orange, coiffed "Trump Phone," on which Trump spoke from South Carolina, where he's campaigning. Slyly asked by Colbert what he was wearing, Trump replied, "A very beautiful blue suit." He drew boos from the studio audience when he restated his claim that a replacement for Antonin Scalia will be delayed until a new president is sworn into office next year. And, at Colbert's urging, he gamely solicited support from South Carolinians in their native tongue. "Vote for me, y'all," Trump said. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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