Donald Trump's campaign has gotten so ridiculous that Stephen Colbert is now regularly bringing on a cartoon version of the Republican frontrunner onto The Late Show.
Colbert pointed to a few incidents in the past week before he went on to host the cartoon Trump:
- Trump has the worst favorability ratings of any major candidate in recent US history.
- After Trump said that women should be punished if they get an abortion, he went on to take four other positions on abortion in just three days. "He flip-flopped, then flap, flooped, and flupped," Colbert joked.
- Trump tweeted out poll numbers suggesting that he was winning the Wisconsin primary when, in fact, the numbers he tweeted showed Ted Cruz ahead. "While this does create the appearance that Trump is number one, it also creates the appearance that he doesn't know how numbers work," Colbert said.
Facing all of this, Colbert brought on cartoon Trump to debate the campaign and numbers.
Here is one exchange that gets eerily close to Trump's speaking style:
Cartoon Trump: I'm going to get the biggest votes. I'm talking checkmarks so huge you're going to need two ballots just to fit it on there. Tremendous, huge checkmarks!
Colbert: But you can't win an election just by increasing your font size.
Cartoon Trump: Stephen, I guarantee I've never been accused of having a small font. Listen, listen, seriously, there's no problem in that department. Believe you me, it is Helvetica bold.
This wasn't the first time Colbert brought on cartoon Trump. Colbert unveiled the character after the real Trump attacked Cruz's wife on Twitter and then defended his actions to CNN's Anderson Cooper by saying, "I didn't start it."
This is what America's presidential race has been reduced to: a candidate so ridiculous that only a cartoon can answer for him.