The TV late-night hosts didn’t hold back in their coverage of President Trump’s national address.
Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and James Corden were among the entertainers who on Tuesday weighed in on Trump’s speech from the Oval Office, during which the President promoted the border wall as a fix to national security issues.
“Rarely does the president of the United States interrupt primetime television to warn us about a completely made-up thing,” Kimmel deadpanned during the opening monologue of his ABC program.
Kimmel also quipped Trump had previously used the Oval Office for Kardashian meet-and-greets, referencing his past sit-downs with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Wednesday marked Trump’s first address from the Oval Office.
“His speech was about 10 minutes long, which, according to Stormy Daniels, is about 8 minutes longer than he usually lasts,” Kimmel joked.
Colbert, meanwhile, parodied the much-talked-about thriller “Bird Box” — in which characters blindfold themselves to avoid seeing a supernatural phenomenon — by showing a mother making her kids cover their eyes with cloth ahead of Trump’s speech.
“This speech will be so insane that if you watch it, you will want to hurt yourselves,” the actress says.
Colbert also had fun with the fact that Trump’s speech aired after he had already taped his show by guessing what his reactions to it would be, and sharing what he joked was an advanced copy of the speech.
“1. Mexicans BAD. 2. WALL GOOD. 3. Lie!” read a photo, which appeared to be written in crayon, that was shown on screen.
James Corden also took some jabs on “The Late Late Show,” including poking fun at Trump saying the wall would “very quickly pay for itself.”
“Yeah, because when he’s not using it, he’s going to Airbnb it to Canada,” Corden joked.