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Donald Trump or Stephen Colbert? Late Show host plays game with Republican candidate

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When Donald Trump wasn’t answering questions about Barack Obama’s birthplace during his interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, he was playing a game: Trump or Colbert.

As Colbert reminded his guest, the current Late Show host spent years playing a right-wing conservative hawk on The Colbert Report, and made many statements that could (and did) sound a little Trump-y. “Sometimes I couldn’t figure out whether I said them or you said them,” Colbert told Trump, before presenting the Republican presidential candidate frontrunner with seven statements.

Trump was able to guess the origin of most of the quotes — he got tripped up by a statement claiming that the world needs global warming (it was a Trump original, and not Colbert) — and even successfully dodged Colbert’s ringer: a comment from Charles Manson.

Trump and Colbert had a lengthy interview on Tuesday, and also discussed immigration and Trump’s thoughts (or lack thereof) on Obama’s nationality.

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Head here for more on the Trump-Colbert interview. The Late Show with Steven Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.