Stephen Colbert has recently become a new target of the president, and the Late Show host could not be happier.
"The president of the United States has personally come after me and my show, and there's only one thing to say — yay!" Colbert said on his show Thursday night.
The bombastic introduction came after Trump told Time magazine that Colbert was “a no-talent guy” and claimed his show was in decline until the host started lampooning the president.
"The guy was dying," Trump said. "By the way, they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching.”
Colbert beamed with glee in his Thursday night monologue as he smiled and applauded himself with the “recognition” he got from the president.
"Mr. Trump, there's a lot you don't understand, but I never thought one of those things would be show business," Colbert said. "Don't you know I've been trying for a year to get you to say my name? And you were very restrained — admirably restrained — but now you did it. I won."
The Time magazine remarks came after Colbert made lewd remarks about Trump and Vladimir Putin in his May 1 Late Show monologue.
In the Time article, Trump also slammed CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo.
He called Lemon "perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting" and said Cuomo is "like a chained lunatic."
Trump also revealed that he has stopped watching CNN and MSNBC.
"I’ve been able to do something that I never thought I had the ability to do," he said. "I’ve been able not to watch or read things that aren’t pleasant. It keeps you young.”