Colbert gleefully responds 'I won' to insults from Trump

14 May, 2017, 09:45 | Author: Kristopher Anderson

There's nothing amusing about what he says. And what he says is filthy. "And you have kids watching".

"I've been able to do something that I never thought I had the ability to do", he said. The president was, however, referring to the comedian tossing a slew of crude insults at the president last week. He did say he wished he'd changed a few words.

Jeff Mason, the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, responded to the president's tweets, saying that the White House briefings and press conferences "conducted in full view of our republic's citizens, is clearly in line with the spirit of the First Amendment".

White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason said Friday that "doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the US system, no political figure is above being questioned". It was high - highest rating.

And correcting Trump's claim that his appearance on "The Late Show" was its highest-rated episode, the host said former presidential candidate Jeb Bush's appearance got higher ratings than Trump's. He found it all a bit of a giggle. In an interview with Jeanine Pirro, Trump said, "I can't talk about that, I won't talk about that". So now: "I've won!" "Don't throw me in that hashtag #Briarpatch". "But you're not wrong". And if I may, Mr. President, I'd like to quote that great man. 'What-Me Worry?' "I do occasionally use adult language - and I do it in public instead of the privacy of an "Access Hollywood" bus".

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Trump said Colbert's show was "dying" and was going to be taken off the air until the relentless attacks began. "You do. awful approval numbers", Colbert said.

Jeff Mason, the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, said: "Doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the United States system, no political figure is above being questioned". Colbert said. "But you know who has got really bad ratings these days?"

The blows went lower and lower.

Trump later contradicted himself in the interview saying he wants "that thing to be absolutely done properly" though "there's no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians".

President Donald Trump had a very active Friday morning on Twitter, blasting Democrats and the "fake media" per usual - but also tweeting that his communications staff should not be expected to represent him with "perfect accuracy".

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