Since President Donald Trump’s election win, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has skyrocketed to the top of the late night television charts, knocking “The Tonight Show” out of the top spot for the first time since 2015.

"The Late Show" has been number one in the ratings for ten weeks, with viewers flocking to watch Colbert ruthlessly mock the Trump administration.

But in a recent interview, the 52-year-old funnyman said he’d pick poor ratings over President Trump any day.

The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie asked Colbert if he owes Trump a thank-you note for all his ratings success.

“No. I would trade good ratings for a better president,” Colbert answered. “How about that?”

Watch reaction from the co-hosts of "The Five" above.


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