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Last Night on Late Night

Stephen Colbert explains why Trump opted out of pre-Super Bowl interview

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Stephen Colbert took aim at Donald Trump once again in his opening monologue on Friday night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The Super Bowl was the hot topic of the night, and while Colbert joked his way through a series of football gags, including a funny tip to the projected game weather of minus 5 and the truly terrible record of the Cleveland Browns, he ended with a zinger directed at the president.

Breaking from precedent, Trump will not give a pre-Super Bowl interview as have many other presidents before him. Colbert inquired as to why the president is opting out, asking, “Mr. President it’s just the Super Bowl, it’s not the NFL draft — you don’t need to dodge it.”

The joke references the President Trump’s many draft deferments, which prevented him from fighting in Vietnam.

Watch the clip above for more. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.

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