Late Show host Stephen Colbert turned 53 Saturday, but the celebration started Thursday when President Donald Trump publicly slammed him.
Colbert drew the president's ire recently by making a crude joke about The Donald giving oral sex to Russian President Vladimir Putin. So Trump responded by trashing "no-talent" Colbert in an interview with Time.
"There’s nothing funny about what [Colbert] says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching. And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was dying. By the way they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was dying. I’ve done his show...But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was high - highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had," Trump rambled.
Colbert had only one thing to say to all that on Thursday night's show. "Thank you."
That's right, the comedian spun the attack back on Trump by thanking him for the exposure that he'll get from the Time article.
"Don't you know I've been trying for a year to get you to say my name? And you were very restrained - admirably restrained. But now you did it. I won!"
After mocking Trump with a few more jabs, Colbert offered the president a fool-proof way to get 'The Late Show' taken off the air.
"Since all of my success if clearly based on talking about you, if you really want to take me down, there's an obvious way: resign."