Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Address Trump’s Call for “Equal Time” on Late-Night Shows

On Monday’s episode of ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,’ both late-night hosts took turns making positive and negative comments about the president.

Jon Stewart dropped by the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night to discuss President Donald Trump’s recent tweets that criticized “unfunny” late-night hosts for being “anti-Trump” and not offering “equal time.”

In the tweet, Trump wrote, “Late Night hosts are dealing with the Democrats for their very ‘unfunny’ and repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get equal time?”

“No,” Colbert said. “You’re the president. We make fun of you. But we’re going to do it anyway, just to make you feel better, sir. I will now be joined by another host, licensed in ‘unfunny.’ And that host will offer balance to whatever I say about the president,” Colbert said, introducing Stewart to the stage.

Colbert said that Stewart would be the “balance,” whereas he himself would provide the counterbalance with his “usual unfair slamming of the president.”

“No,” Colbert said. “You’re the president. We make fun of you. But we’re going to do it anyway, just to make you feel better, sir. I will now be joined by another host, licensed in ‘unfunny.’ And that host will offer balance to whatever I say about the president,” Colbert said, introducing Stewart to the stage.

Colbert said that Stewart would be the “balance,” whereas he himself would provide the counterbalance with his “usual unfair slamming of the president.”

Unsure on what “positive” thing to say about the president, Colbert mimicked Stewart’s original response. “Donald Trump is not a cannibal,” Colbert joked as the audience cheered for both comedians.

Later in the show, Colbert played a video recorded by Stewart thanking the president for the honor of being in the “Trump Attacked Me on Twitter Hall of Fame.” Pretending to choke back tears, Stewart began, “When I was a little boy, I used to dream at night. All the teachers would tell me ‘You could be whatever you want.’ And I said, ‘I’d like to be someone that the president called a ‘pussy’ on Twitter at 2:30 in the morning.’”

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