Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s running for president was music to latenight talkshow hosts’ ears (no, we’re not referring to Neil Young’s “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World”). Even Stephen Colbert, who hasn’t started his “Late Show” gig yet, joined in on the Trump bashing. A former presidential candidate himself, Colbert said Trump’s campaign is “going to make latenight television great again.” If the videos below are any indication, he might be right about that.
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
Colbert made a huge announcement about Trump’s huge announcement: He will still be hosting the “Late Show” on CBS.
“I love Donald. You know, he looked great on television,” Colbert said. “I was really surprised. He came out and I thought, ‘He looks like he fell into a river and they raked his body out of the surf down in Cape May three weeks from now,’ but the important thing is the crabs hadn’t gotten to his eyes yet. And that sends a message of confidence to voters that if you vote for him, he’s not physically dead.”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
Jon Stewart left no stone unturned in his “Daily Show” opening monologue: Even the spittle in the corner of Trump’s mouth during his announcement speech was fair game.
“Thank you Donald Trump for making my last six weeks, my best six weeks,” he said. “He is putting me in some kind of comedy hospice where all I’m getting is just straight morphine.”
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”
“Late Night” host Seth Meyers dedicated a seven-minute segment to the “Celebrity Apprentice” host, turning the real estate tycoon’s comment about building “a great wall” into a “Game of Thrones” spoof.
“I’m not sure about president, but I do know a recently vacated position that could use a man with your kind of thinking, in regards to walls,” Meyers said.
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“The Late Late Show” featured a game called “Trump Stumpers,” where contestants had to guess whether a phrase was actually uttered by Trump during his speech in front of Trump Tower.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
“Hillary would be our first female president, and Trump would be our first ‘Mad Libs’ president,” Jimmy Fallon, who also “slow jammed” the news with another Republican presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, said.
Conan O’Brien joked that Trump’s announcement “traditionally means six more weeks of comedy.” “Here’s the sad news,” he added. “Season 15 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will not air. But not to worry. With Trump running for president, you’ll still get to see an irrelevant B-list celebrity not get a job.”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel described Trump as “a president and an amusement park all rolled into one.”