Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” cashed in on the droves of television viewers who would be tuning out of Thursday’s debate due to the absence of Trump, proclaiming that his show would instead be “all Trump, all the time.” Colbert hosted a Trump v. Trump debate, pitting Donald against Mr. Trump in a war of opinions.

“Gentlemen, you know the rules; you say the first thing that comes into your mind, and no matter what it is, your poll numbers go up”

Colbert showed a clip of Trump saying, “No one likes Ted Cruz,” and then showed a clip of candidate Donald saying, “I like Ted Cruz a lot.”

“I love Iowa,” the Donald proclaimed, but Mr. Trump said, “How stupid are the people of Iowa?”

Colbert showed several more conflicting clips from Trump through the years both loving and hating Hillary Clinton, respecting and reviling Megyn Kelly, and more.

“I want to thank Donald Trump,” Colbert concluded, “for being just as divided as this country is”

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at