Colbert Says He’s Found Something ‘Appealing’ About Trump After All (VIDEO)

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Stephen Colbert conceded he may have been wrong about the appeal of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a promo for an interview airing Sunday on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”

“There’s a populism to Trump that I found very appealing,” Colbert said. “And it’s only this: The party elders would like him to go away but the people have decided that he is not going to.”

Colbert added that while he disagrees with Trump’s “more than a little shocking” proposals, he respects the real estate mogul’s ability to appeal to voters.

“I may disagree with anything that he’s saying and think that his proposals are a little, well, more than a little shocking,” he said. “But there is something really hopeful about the fact that, well, 36 percent of the likely voters want him so the people in the machine don’t get to say otherwise. That’s the one saving grace, I think, of his candidacy.”

Colbert’s interview will air in full on “Face The Nation” at 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday.

Watch the clip below:

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  1. Sorry Stephen but on this we disagree. I find NOTHING redeeming about this tumor of a human called Trump.

  2. It is appealing from a social science point of view, I agree.

    That Trump has said so many horrible things about so many different groups and topics that have resonated with a portion of the population is at once appealing and frightening.

    Historians will look at this campaign and its after-math as one of the low points of American history and, potentially, leading to the destruction of the US as a world leader and shining example of democracy, but from a social science point of view, it will make for fascinating study for a long time to come.

  3. Stephen Colbert recognizes Trump as a fellow comedic genius. Trump is running a perfect parody of a political campaign. Surely, he will let us all in on the joke soon.

  4. Unless Trump wins the presidency, I don’t think historians will give a rat’s ass about him.

  5. This has the same effect on me as when Josh M. waxed profound about Brietbart’s legacy. Hard to appreciate for us media laymen.

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