Donald Trump's brash and volatile demeanor hasn't endeared the Republican establishment to his campaign, but what if—as Trump aid Paul Manafort said last week— all of the billionaire's bloviating is just a grotesque shtick? That's at least what a cartoon version of Trump conveyed on Tuesday night's (April 26) episode of The Late Show.
When pressed about the credibility of his extreme policies, cartoon Trump switched from egomaniacal tycoon to genteel sophisticate, telling host Stephen Colbert: "Come on now, old bean, you didn't seriously believe what I've been saying during this campaign? "If so," he adds, "you're even crazier than I've been pretending to be."
Cartoon Trump then called his performance on the campaign trail "a charade, a bit of razzle-dazzle for the peasants in the cheap seats," before declaring that he could switch personas at the flick of a switch. "I'm the best character actor of al time," the orange-faced reality TV star bellowed, "Meryl Streep can kiss my ass!"