As Stephen Colbert has explained to his Late Show audience before, he has spent virtually all of 2021 making an attempt his finest to not speak about former President Donald Trump. “However irrespective of how laborious you attempt to keep away from him,” he stated on Wednesday night time, “his title retains arising.”
The most recent story Colbert couldn’t ignore comes from The Chief’s Chief, the brand new guide by former White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows, who reveals that Trump actually tested positive for COVID-19 three days earlier than his September 2020 debate with Joe Biden, and never after as he had beforehand claimed.
“Who might have recognized that he might need been constructive on the debate that Tuesday?” Colbert requested earlier than reducing to a clip of him suggesting simply that in a clip that aired on The Late Present after Trump was hospitalized a number of days after the in-person occasion. “You possibly can’t go mistaken whenever you guess on the previous president mendacity,” he added.
Later, Colbert famous that whereas Trump took one damaging check end result as “full permission to press on as if nothing occurred,” Meadows instructed his workers to deal with the president as if he was constructive. “So no touching him, no getting near him, keep away from him except completely obligatory,” the host stated. “A method the CDC calls ‘The Melania.’”
Jimmy Kimmel additionally spent a very good portion of his late-night monologue on Wednesday digging into the timeline of Trump’s COVID analysis. And he referred to as out Fox Information instantly for letting Trump take part with out displaying a damaging check on the day of the talk.
“Fox mustn’t have let him debate,” Kimmel stated. “Joe Biden is 143 years outdated and debate moderator Chris Wallace isn’t any spring hen both. He stated they had been counting on the consideration system. You may as properly depend on the Dewey Decimal System. Have you ever met Donald Trump? After all Typhoid Harry needed to debate anyway!”
“Should you do the mathematics on the COVID, it means Trump had it at that little soiree he threw for Decide Amy Coney Barrett, after which no less than eight individuals who had been there examined constructive,” the host added. “I’m wondering whose tiny hand all of them shook at that occasion.”
However the factor that enraged Kimmel probably the most was the way in which Trump then tried accountable his personal COVID analysis on the Gold Star households who he met with after we now know he had already examined constructive.
“The one factor stunning about any of that is that anybody could be shocked by it,” Kimmel stated. “After all he didn’t inform the Gold Star households and the Supreme Court docket justice and Joe Biden he was constructive. It is a man who didn’t even put on a condom with a porn star!”
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