Late night comedy has become the breeding ground for anti-President Trump rhetoric.
At this point it’s pointless to figure out who hates Trump and his administration more.
So in a rare joint opening, these three late night rivals teamed up to bash Trump together.
President Trump recently held a rally in South Carolina where he called Stephen Colbert a “lowlife,” referred to Jimmy Fallon as a “lost soul,”then called Jimmy Kimmel “terrible.”
In response, the cold opening on Colbert’s The Late Show began with Colbert answering a video call from Jimmy Fallon who greeted him with, “Hey, lowlife.”“Hey, lost soul,” Colbert responded.
Both of them claimed they hadn’t watched the rally and Fallon said, “I heard he said some pretty bad stuff about us.”
Colbert sarcastically quipped back, “Really? That doesn’t sound like him.”
And that’s when Conan O’Brien joined the video conference shirtless, and his face covered in shaving cream.
O’Brien pretended he had no idea that Trump was President anymore: “The real estate guy who sells steaks. He’s president? How’s he doing?”
The joke here was that Conan O’Brien was the only one left out by President Trump at the SC rally.
They wrapped up the opening with O’Brien saying, “Well, guys, give him time. … And remember, please be civil. If we’re not careful, this could start to get ugly.”
This was in reference to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being booted from Red Hen restaurant in Lexington Virginia. Sanders peaceably left, but she and her family were stalked to the next restaurant and harassed there too.
After that, he asked where they wanted to get food. Colbert and Fallon joyously yelled, “Red Hen!”
You can watch the video here:
Kimmel, Colbert, O’Brien, Seth Myers and Trevor Noah all use their shows as a platform to slander Trump.
Fallon would occasionally joke about Trump, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as the others until recently.
Fallon appeared on a podcast for the Hollywood Reporter and admitted that he regretted having Trump on his show just before the election.
Trump fired back in a tweet to the NBC funnyman.
.@jimmyfallon is now whimpering to all that he did the famous “hair show” with me (where he seriously messed up my hair), & that he would have now done it differently because it is said to have “humanized” me-he is taking heat. He called & said “monster ratings.” Be a man Jimmy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018
Fallon later responded on his show asking Trump, “Why are you tweeting at me?”
This video with Colbert and Fallon is symbolic though. It’s almost as if Colbert is signaling to everyone that despite being late nite rivals, he’s got their back.
And they’re going to band together against President Trump. But it’s a battle they can’t win.