Late night hosts unite to clapback at Trump's insults

Late night hosts unite to clapback at Trump's insults

Darren Sullivan
June 28, 2018

"And done. Great monologue", Colbert, host of "The Late Show", said before receiving a video call from Fallon.

The hosts of America's popular late-night talk shows have put on a rare united front in response to criticism from President Donald Trump. Not only did he call Fallon a "lost soul", he added that Colbert was a "lowlife", and that Jimmy Kimmel was "terrible". "I mean honestly are these people amusing?"

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien joined together in a sketch, which served to open both Tuesday night's broadcast of "The Late Show" on CBS and "The Tonight Show" on NBC.

"Then I thought, 'Wait, shouldn't he have more important things to do?'" Fallon said to laughs.

"Well, that's not right", Colbert responded. "What are you up to?" "Why are you tweeting at me?"

"Be a man", Colbert advised, also parroting Trump's words.

The comedians then digressed into discussing Trump's Monday, June 25, rally, during which he blasted Fallon, Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, using terms such as "lowlife" to describe the men.

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"Naturally, Trump used his rally to focus on the issue everyone's most enraged about: talk shows", Colbert said. "I heard he said we're all no-talent, low-life lost souls". Conan says. "And, remember, please be civil", Conan says. "Conan", O'Brien's late-night TBS show, didn't feature an original episode Tuesday. "This guy on CBS has no talent", Trump said, referring to Colbert. "He's president? How's he doing?"

"Not so good", Colbert replies.

The pair call a clueless O'Brien, who is surprised to learn Trump is the president.

"Where do you want to eat?"

"Red Hen?" Fallon suggested, naming the restaurant that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was dining at last week when she was asked to leave.