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Trump Press Conference Inspires Attacks by Late-Night Shows

Sep 27, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference, the fourth of his presidency, provided fodder for the late-night shows last night, with toofab.com reporting that Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel all mined the 81-minute event for comedy material.

One prominent exception was Jimmy Fallon, with the report noting that the “Tonight Show” host’s avoidance of the topic was probably due to the timing of his taping.

The report quotes Noah saying of Trump: “You’re reminded whenever he does it why he doesn’t do it and why nobody wants him to do it on his team. It is the wildest, incoherent rambling of words put together.”

“Colbert called the conference ‘unbelievable,’ while Kimmel characterized the event from our ‘demented president’ as ‘rambling, angry, jumbled dishonest and frequently incoherent,'” toofab reports.

Virtually all of the late-night hosts referenced Trump’s comments on George Washington, in which he reportedly said: “George Washington, the Democrats would have voted against him, just so you understand. And he may have had a bad past, who knows. He may have had some, I think, accusations made.”

Commented Corden: “Now George Washington defeated the British, so in my perspective, I agree, he does have a very bad past. … He went on to say maybe, Abraham Lincoln was talking a little too loud in that theater. I’m just saying, he wasn’t perfect.”

Here’s Kimmel’s monologue from Wednesday night …

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