Stephen Colbert pushes Trump on delaying Supreme Court vote in special ‘Trump phone’ interview
Stephen Colbert challenged Donald Trump during a rare phone interview on Tuesday night’s Late Show when the Republican presidential front-runner argued that, if elected, he would let the Senate delay confirmation of a Supreme Court nomination during his final year in office.
“The Senate really does — especially for this short period of time — they have a right to do it, not to vote on it,” Trump said.
“So you would let someone tell you what to do,” Colbert replied. “This is sounding less like Donald Trump.”
Colbert dared the real estate magnate to call into his show, as he has done for several interviews, going so far as to unveil a special “Trump phone.” When Trump actually took him on it, the host asked him to confirm his identity.
“We’re in the midst of a very, very strong primary season. New Hampshire was terrific, and this Saturday, they’re gonna get out and vote [in South Carolina], and hopefully they’ll be voting for Trump, and we’re gonna make America great again,” Trump said to prove himself.
“This is definitely Donald Trump,” Colbert confirmed.
Watch the interview, as posted online, below.