Bush Takes Late-Night Gamble With Colbert

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Republican presidential hopeful and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attends the first taping of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush was ridiculed by Donald Trump for being “low energy.” He is now taking on a new challenge and going on TV with Stephen Colbert. The show debuts on Tuesday night and Colbert is expected to be the new host replacing David Letterman.

Hillary Clinton was the first to be offered the guest slot on the show but she turned it down. It is said she feared the interview since the host often deflates big egos and makes jokes out of the guests. Hillary opted to appear on the show with Jimmy Fallon.

Tim Miller, Jeb Bush’s spokesman said, “Voters want to get to know the person running for president. This is a unique opportunity to do it.” He also added that there will be tons of interest in the show, more than the average late night show.

During the months that Jeb Bush has been on the campaign trail he has made some errors. The show will be an opportunity for him to make a spontaneous break. A conservative pundit, Guy Benson, said the stakes are high for Jeb Bush because people are starting to wonder whether he has really got it. Trump has faulted Jeb Bush not with issues but numerous insults. On Tuesday he even went ahead and posted “Wake up Jeb supporters.”