Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers all took last night to destroy the Trump administration in the funniest way possible.
Noah, host of the Daily Show, began his segment speaking about the two-day confirmation hearing for Trump’s supreme court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. He played a collection of clips and commented: “Wow, is this dude white?”
He added: “You have a judge who, on the surface, is more than qualified but because of Trump’s taint, the Democrats really want to block him but they also kinda want to make out with him because good Lord, that man is handsome.”
He then went on to speak about the suspension of Tomi Lahren.
“I was so offended by the hypocrisy that I wanted to protest,” he said. “Unfortunately there’s no type of black-people protest that Tomi is comfortable with, so I guess we should just move on.”
To top it all off he moved on to the news surrounding Ivanka Trump’s new role within the White House.
“It’s official, people: the White House has lower standards of who they’ll bring in than Nordstrom,” he said.
Noah added: “Ivanka says she’ll follow all the ethics rules. I feel like the first rule of ethics club is: don’t hire your daughter.”
And to top it all off Noah joked: “This is one of those stories that goes so deep: nepotism, possible conflicts of incest, compromise of national security…”
Then comes The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He discussed a report that stated that paranoia has seized the White House. He joked: “I’m surprised. I thought Russia was going to seize it.”
“I think this paranoia is just the frustration every new administration has with Washington DC,” he said. “It happens every time. You went to Washington, you went to work for Trump because you wanted to tear down the government. Now you have to deal with it, now you are the government. It’s like a dog who spent his whole life chasing a car, now he has to drive the car. We’re not happy about it either. Remember, we’re in the backseat of a car being driven by a dog now.”
Colbert next joke was about Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
“Our attorney general and forest gnome whose riddles are kind of racist”, who came out to say that the effects of marijuana aren’t that dissimilar to those achieved with heroin.
“Sure, marijuana’s only slightly less awful than heroin,” he said. “Like how burning your tongue on cocoa is only slightly less awful than being set on fire.”
He added: “Sessions is really uptight. If only there was some way to mellow him out.”
And it couldn’t be a perfect night of political comedy without ending it with Late Night with Seth Meyers.
He jokingly spoke about the ban of electronic items on flights from certain countries.
“It seems extreme, but it’s worth it if it stops at least one tourist from taking pictures with an iPad,” he joked.
Meyers also poked fun at Mitch McConnell saying that since Ivanka is now the president’s eyes and ears, “Mitch McConnell will continue to be the neck.”
Meyers then discussed the confirmation hearings of Neil Gorsuch and his statement that he is ready and willing to vote against the interests of any party, including the president – “which is bad news for Trump because he has a pretty big impeachment trial coming up”.