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: