Donald Trump half-jokingly agreed to employ Stephen Colbert's recommendation of starting a $1 billion swear jar in an effort to kick his dirty word habit.

"That's a good idea. I'm gonna do that. I like that," the self-funded GOP candidate told the CBS Late Show host Tuesday.

Trump has been criticized recently for his use of offensive language while on the campaign trail. He defended his word choices, explaining the media has repeatedly misconstrued what he actually said.

"These are very minor words. In many cases I bleep them out myself. I never said the word and then they'll bleep it and people will think I said the word, which is a little deceptive, but that's OK," Trump said.

Trump, ranked first in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, also used the late night phoned-in TV interview to weigh in on whether President Obama ought to nominate a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

"If I was the president, I'd be pushing, whether I was a Republican or Democrat, I'd be pushing, but the Senate does have a lot of power over that. They have a pretty daunting right," Trump said. "It should be the next president ... who picks the next Supreme Court Justice."

Trump signed off with by asking Colbert's homestate audience in South Carolina to support him in the primary, doing his best New York impression of "please vote for me, y'all."