Donald Trump is an extremely self-conscious person. It is a common practice for the former President to force people sitting around a table to each say something nice about him. And while Trump is more than willing to mock and make fun of people, he gets enormously defensive when people criticize him.
During a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump of course claimed he was a friend to religious people. He also made a point of explaining why he took his famous cognitive test.
“I decided to take one because the fake news was having fun no matter what you did, and I took one,” Trump said, “And you know what was an amazing thing. They now call me a dictator and other things, but they don’t call you stupid.”
Stephen Colbert played a clip of the interview and remarked, “He thinks we don’t call him stupid? What a moron!”
The late night host also noted, “You gotta say it’s a little disturbing that he says he doesn’t mind being called a dictator as long as people don’t call him dumb.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Late Show:
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