Stephen Colbert has benefited from the Presidency of Donald Trump. Because of the constant source of late night humor/outrage at Trump, Colbert’s ratings are at an all-time high.
The Late Show was the most-watched weekday series in late night last week for the first time since Colbert took over the program in September 2015. Colbert averaged 2.77 million viewers, up 11 percent from the same week last year. CBS points out that Colbert’s YouTube viewership is also up 80 percent this season thanks to generating viral moments.
Colbert’s popularity seems to rise in direct proportion to the decline in popularity of Donald Trump. Today Rasmussen reports that fifty-two percent (52%) of people surveyed disapprove of the President. Forty-two percent of people surveyed STRONGLY DISAPPROVE of Trump.
Even Trump’s “true believers” are losing the faith. As Trump learns more about issues, he seems to realize that his previous positions were wrong.
Even Alex Jones has become anti-Trump.
Before the election, Alex prayed for the election of Trump.
When Trump reduced Steve Bannon to a “guy who works for me” the President signaled that his desire to raise his poll numbers is his motivation,rather than a political ideology.