Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump Makes It Great for Late-Night Comedians

From Dan Rather's News and Guts, and the Chicago Tribune:

While many people were left frustrated by President Trump's "news" conference, the late night comedians realized they were handed a gift. We know Trump likes ratings and let's face it he is good for late night viewership. His presidency has been especially been good for Stephen Colbert who, for the first time, is #1 in late night.

What is interesting is it's not all fun and games on these shows, these hosts are delivering critical critiques of Trump. It's only a matter of time before Trump declares Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah lowly reporters.

Here's some of the reaction from last night's shows.

Stephen Colbert: "Trump defended his rough start by immediately attacking America's true enemy: Anyone but him."

Seth Myers: "It's racist to assume all black people know each other, you don't know all orange people. Hey Donald, can you set up a meeting with Snookie and the Lorax?"

Jimmy Kimmel: “The tone of the press conference was like if your dad found a pack of cigarettes under your mattress. He was really mad. He talked for an hour and 17 minutes, which is more than he had spoken to Melania all this year.”

Trevor Noah: "We had a really nice show planned for you, then in the middle of the day, Hurricane Trump happened."