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After President Trump tweeted disparaging feedback about Representative Elijah Cummings and his Baltimore district, the late-night hosts rushed to defend the town — and its rats, too.
“[As Trump] I’m not the racist, he’s the racist. After all, I wouldn’t have stated something racist in any respect if he was white!” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“Trump has also gone after New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, and called the people of Iowa stupid. At this rate, he’s going to take the flag and replace half the stars with poop emojis.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
The Punchiest Punchlines (Hot and Cold Edition)
Trump additionally took goal at former President Barack Obama on Friday, saying the Obama administration was to blame for faulty air-conditioning in the White House that made it difficult to work there.
“Well, maybe it’s hot because you’re president, and this is hell and maybe it’s freezing, because when you were elected, hell froze over.” — SETH MEYERS
“You see, this is what happens when you run out of things to blame Obama for. It’s almost as if Trump is looking around the room for new material. He’s like, ‘You know, this office wasn’t always oval. It used to have beautiful corners but Obama stole them!’” — TREVOR NOAH
“Never in the history of the world has any black person wanted to make their office colder. That’s not a thing! When God was making the earth, he gave everyone winter and then he got to Africa and they said, ‘No, we’ll just take the sun, thank you very much!’” — TREVOR NOAH
“It seems to me the president may be having trouble regulating his body temperature, which I looked it up and there may be a medical reason for that: drop in body temperature linked to dementia. I’m sure it’s a coincidence, though.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
The Bits Worth Watching
Colbert skewered Trump for associating himself with the first responders on Sept. 11.
Jenny Hagel, a writer on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” shared some highlights from Puerto Rico’s “giant party” of a protest.
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