Donald Trump vs. Stephen Colbert. Who won?

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‘No Man’s Sky’ will get a Stephen Colbert ‘Late Show’ demo.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert showered thanks on Donald Trump, his “Late Show” guest. “I want to thank you not only for being here but for running for president,” Colbert told the GOP front-runner Tuesday night. “I’m not going to say this stuff writes itself, but you certainly do deliver it on time every day.” Colbert’s gratitude for Trump’s comic assistance was well-placed.Donald Trump defended his plan to build a border wall and even weighed in on the “pizza rat,” but he wasn’t interested in discussing whether he believed President Obama was a natural-born U.S. citizen during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night.“Barack Obama, born in the United States?” Colbert asked, telling Trump it will be the last time he will ever had to address this question if he hit it “out of the park.” “I don’t talk about it anymore,” Trump responded. “I talk about jobs.

Peppering Trump with questions and wisecracks during his appearance, the CBS host reduced the usually domineering Trump to straight-man status, an unaccustomed role Trump performed with rare grace. Colbert opened up the interview by apologizing to Trump for all the mean things he’s said about the real estate mogul over the years. “I’m glad you accept my apology and I just want to give you the opportunity: Is there anybody you’d like to apologize to right now?,” Colbert asked Trump, to which he replied, “Uhh, no. I just don’t discuss it anymore.” Trump’s “Late Show” appearance comes on the heels of a controversial moment that happened at a campaign rally last week in New Hampshire where a supporter told Trump that Muslims are a problem for the United States. “Well, let me ask you this.

The toughest moment in the interview came when Colbert brought up Trump’s involvement with the birther movement, but even this (very fair) question was teed up in an almost apologetic manner. “I’m going to throw you a big, fat meatball. And focusing on Trump’s insistence that Mexico would pay for the wall, Colbert drew him into a role-playing exercise — a phone call where “you’re you, and I’m the president of Mexico.” Colbert noted that Trump is leading the field while he vows to finance his campaign out of his own pocket. “The Republican Party has been a big pusher of the idea that money is speech, and you’re a $10 billion mouth,” said Colbert. “You’re their worst nightmare.” Trump repeated his contention, as a former heavy campaign donor, that candidates who accept major contributions are typically “owned” by those donors once in office. “You gave them a big contribution and you want something and all of a sudden they’ve very receptive,” he said. If you didn’t make a healthy gift, “believe me, you get the cold shoulder.” Colbert asked if Trump really wants to be president: “If you actually got the gig, would that be a step down for you?-Mexican border that has become the cornerstone of his campaign, and he echoed comments he’s made frequently on the campaign trail. “We have to have a wall. Trump, who once said he had a team of investigators in Hawaii looking into Obama’s origins, has grown suspiciously quiet on the issue since the president released his long-form birth certificate in 2011.

Trump compared his Mexican wall to the 13,000-mile Great Wall of China. “We can have a great and beautiful wall, we’ll have our border, and guess what, nobody comes in unless they have their papers,” Trump said. But he was gung-ho for a game that called for guessing who in the past had made certain outlandish remarks: Trump or the comically conservative blowhard Colbert played for a decade as host of “The Colbert Report.” Trump or Colbert? Nobody wears cufflinks anymore.” Trump mostly remembered his own over-the-top remarks, although Colbert mixed in one trick quote, “The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies,” which is attributed to Charles Manson. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. He’ll also give a “demonstration,” according to the CBS Late Show run-down, though there’s no mention of which game he’ll play (and how he’ll avoid cursing). Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

The two appearances mark the first gaming appearances on Late Show, though Colbert’s rivals all do segments around it, including Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer,” and Jimmy Fallon’s “Xbox with My Mom.” Colbert has also done a “Gamergate” segment on Colbert Report, but it’ll be interesting to see how he handles it outside his former conservative buffoon persona. Toward the end of their segment, Colbert referenced the character he’d depicted on his previous show, The Colbert Report, and showed a series of provocative quotes, asking whether it was his character or Trump who said them. You’ll get to keep your current user name (as long as it doesn’t contain invalid characters, in which case you’ll have to go through a few extra steps to make the transfer), and all your old comments will eventually (not immediately) migrate with you.

To the best of my knowledge the people that knocked down the World Trade Center — you know where they’re — they didn’t fly back to Sweden.”

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