Colbert sets expectations for presidential debate: Trump's "low bar is not telling Lester Holt he'd be a 10 if he bought a new set of knockers"

While Clinton is reportedly "prepping for two Trumps," the GOP nominee says he's banking on his "improv skills"


Brendan Gauthier
September 22, 2016 3:20PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday looked ahead to Monday's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Colbert noted Trump's decision not to prepare and instead "rely on his improv skills."

"So I'm assuming his entire prep consists of asking a room full of drunk people for an object and an occupation," Colbert, a Second City alum, responded.

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Meanwhile, Clinton's campaign told The Wall Street Journal that it's concerned "Mr. Trump could be seen as the winner if he clears the low bar of avoiding outrageous statements."

"That's not the lowest bar for Donald Trump," Colbert argued. "The low bar for him is not telling [debate moderator] Lester Holt he'd be a 10 if he bought a new set of knockers."

According to the Journal, the former secretary of state "is preparing for two different foes in Monday’s presidential debate: an on-message, disciplined Donald Trump and a freewheeling ... Donald Trump."

"By the way," Colbert added, "'Freewheeling Donald Trump' is the worst folk album of all time."


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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