Over the past few weeks, one of the biggest stores in late night television has been the feud going on between Donald Trump and Steven Colbert, who is the host of The Late Show. Over this time period, Trump has sent out a number of critical tweets about Colbert and his show, which came after Colbert made some critical comments about Trump, his presidency, and current political issues.
While Trump used to be very active on Twitter, he has slowed down over the past few weeks. After seeing the decline in the number of tweets, Colbert had a few suggestions as reasons why (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/late-night-lately-colberts-twitter-vention-cordens-latest-performances-mocking-trumps-trip-1007715/item/colbert-stages-a-trump-twitter-vention-late-night-lately-may-27-1007726). One of the main reasons that Colbert cited for the lack of Twitter usage is that Trump has finally left the country and could be trying to avoid data roaming charges. This poked fun at the fact that after several months, Trump has just now made his first international trip.
Colbert continued on to provide a number of other jokes and suggestions. During his show, Colbert further discussed that Trump’s use of Twitter has had an impact on many people’s lives, even Colbert’s life. Colbert stated that ever since he was brought up in a Trump Twitter rant, the ratings of Colbert’s show has gone up. This comment came at the same time that it was announced that The Late Show is now the number one show on late night television as it has just recently taken the top slot away from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.