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On Wednesday's Late Night, Seth Meyers took to task Republican leaders who are insisting that President Trump's "latest racist comments are not at all racist, despite the fact the they are definitely super racist."

As everyone knows by now, on Sunday Trump tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their "crime infested" home countries. Three of the women were born in the United States, and the fourth arrived as a refugee from Somalia and is now a naturalized citizen. "If their country is broken and crime infested, that's on you," Meyers said. "Trump accidentally burned himself. It's like if someone said, 'Man your parents must have really screwed you up,' and that someone was your mom."

Since posting the tweets, Trump has defended himself multiple times by accusing the women of saying "horrible things" and saying over and over again that anyone who isn't happy in the United States should leave. "Trump's brain disease won't let him backtrack, no matter how far over the line he goes," Meyers said. "If he says, 'I'm going to eat this apple,' and you said, 'Dude, that's an onion,' he would stand there and eat the whole thing with tears streaming down his face."

Most of Meyers' ire went beyond Trump to Republican lawmakers who are bending over backwards not to comment on the situation, and he played a montage of some senators who fled to elevators to avoid having to speak to reporters. He also singled out Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who was a congressman during the Obama administration. In the new book American Carnage, author Tim Alberta writes that in 2016, Mulvaney said Republicans would not let "Donald Trump dismantle the Bill of Rights," and bristled at the idea that their constant pushback against Obama was racist, saying they would treat a president of their own party the same way. That's just not true, Meyers said, as Republicans "are literally hiding in elevators to avoid criticizing Trump." Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia

July 16, 2019

Trevor Noah is a little confused by President Trump's demand that people who "hate our country" pack their bags and move away, he admitted on Tuesday's Daily Show.

In 2016, Trump's entire message was "America is failing, this country's not what it used to be, China's beating us," Noah said. "Instead of complaining, why didn't he just leave?" Trump on Sunday tweeted that four Democratic lawmakers, all women of color, need to "go back" to their home countries, and claimed on Tuesday that it wasn't racist because he would tell anyone who is "not happy here" that they are free to leave.

"How come he's never said anything like this to Bernie Sanders?" Noah asked. The senator from Vermont is always talking about how the United States can learn from other countries, "but Trump has never once told Bernie to go back where he comes from. I guess that's partly because ancient Greece doesn't exist anymore, but that's not the point."

Just because a person grumbles about their country, it doesn't mean they don't love it, Noah said, and sports fans are proof of this. "If the Knicks kicked out every fan who yelled at them to play better, Madison Square Garden would be emptier than Mike Pence's spice cabinet," he quipped. Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia

July 15, 2019

Seth Meyers wasn't too shocked by President Trump's "appallingly racist attack" against four Democratic women of color in Congress, saying on Monday's Late Night it's been clear Trump is "a racist and that racism is at the core of his political ideology. It's not a side dish — it's the main course."

As Meyers reminds the audience, Trump was a vocal advocate of the birtherism conspiracy, accused Mexico of sending rapists across the southern border, and said the judge in charge of one of his many cases could not be fair because of his Mexican heritage. Over the weekend, he added to his greatest hits by tweeting at the congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." There is "no acceptable word for this other than racist," Meyers said. "Period."

Three of the women were born in the U.S., and all are American citizens, "so if you're asking them to fix the totally broken, crime-infested governments of their home countries, they're trying," Meyers said. It doesn't even matter whether they were born here or not, he continued, because "they're Americans. This is their country, and they're treating it with a lot more respect than the racist gargoyle who sits around tweeting from the back nine of his chintzy golf course." Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia

June 26, 2019

Jimmy Fallon explained to guest Trevor Noah on Tuesday's Tonight Show that the "impression generator" they were about to use would "land on one random politician and one random topic," and whoever's turn it was would have to improvise an impersonation of that political figure discussing the chosen topic. Fallon, who excels at impersonating musicians, was no match for Noah. Anyone who's watched The Daily Show has seen Noah's Barack Obama impression, and both late-night hosts were able to bring out their Trump impersonations — two for one, in fact, in Noah's case — but Noah really shone when he had to make up whole cloth Beto O'Rourke reading a cereal box. Watch below. Peter Weber

June 25, 2019

"Here's something you did not see discussed on TV a lot this weekend: The president of the United States was accused of sexual assault — again," Stephen Colbert said on Monday's Late Show. President "Trump is really repeating his 2016 strategy." The accusations from writer E. Jean Carroll, unveiled Friday, "are specific, they are credible, and they are terrible," he said, "and they make Carroll the 22nd woman to step forward — 22 women! That should raise alarms."

"Let me put it this way," Colbert said: "If one person in your life accused you of pooping in their kitchen sink, I could be persuaded to believe that that is a lie. But if over the course of the 73 years of your life, 22 separate people came forward with detailed accounts of times you had pooped in their kitchen sinks, I'm going to start thinking you're a sink pooper."

CNN's Chris Cuomo said he and his staff were similarly confused: "This prominent journalist accuses the sitting president of rape — this is the most extreme accusation we've had against this president — and it has had almost no impact, really, on our dialogue." He read Carroll's allegations. "This is rape, period," he said. "Carroll doesn't like using the word, and that is her right." Cuomo said CNN didn't report the allegation until it got corroboration, and it has.

Carroll said Monday, "Think how many women have come forward, and nothing happens." But Trump's response to the rape allegations really "shows how perverse this current dynamic is," Cuomo said, reading Trump's now-familiar "she's not my type" dismissal. "Look, this is not a smart answer to the question of whether you would rape someone," he said. "Sexual assault is about power and violence, not just sex. More troubling to me in understanding where we are, more vexing," Cuomo added, is "why is this not front page news everywhere?" Watch him grapple with that question below. Peter Weber

June 21, 2019

What you will learn from Seth Meyers taking shots and foisting invented alcoholic concoctions on Rihanna, show on Thursday's Late Night, is that Rihanna holds her liquor better than Meyers, Meyers probably shouldn't be a mixologist, his wife is probably right that he's lucky to be married, fantasy is sometimes friendlier than reality, and it's fun to let your hair down from time to time. Not that you probably have Rihanna's number, but don't try this at home. Peter Weber

June 20, 2019

President Trump's former White House communications director, Hope Hicks, testified before a House committee on Wednesday, though "testify" might be the wrong word. "This is very personal for Trump — he's worked closely with Hicks and affectionately calls her 'Hopey,'" Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. To ensure that "Hopey" didn't "tell the truthy," Colbert said, White House lawyers argued Hicks has "absolute immunity" from testifying about her time in the White House. "So if you're keeping track at home, Trump aides are more immune to justice than America is to the measles," he said.

"So far, the immunity's working, because she managed to avoid being infected with accountability," stonewalling House Democrats even as to the location of her West Wing office, Colbert said. "Trump's gotta be relieved that Hicks had his back today, because reports are even though they worked closely together, they've drifted apart since she left the White House, and that recently there were several times when she didn't return Trump's call, leading the president to ask his inner circle, 'What happened to Hope?' Sir, we've been asking that question for three years." Watch below. Peter Weber

June 18, 2019

"O.J. Simpson, the notorious memorabilia thief and officially no other kind of criminal," just joined Twitter, Trevor Noah said on Monday's Daily Show. One of O.J.'s first video tweets certainly got people's attention. "Whoa, 'I got a little getting even to do?'" Noah said. "If you're O.J. Simpson, there are some phrases that you should never use," including "Have you seen my gloves?" and "'Pass me the knife.' No, O.J., you cut your steak with a fork, my friend."

"Imagine getting a push notification saying 'O.J. Simpson is now following you,'" Noah shuddered. "That's the scariest phrase in the English language. He should have joined SnapChat — at least they destroy the evidence for you."

Yes, "if you thought Trump on Twitter was scary, wait til you get a notification that says 'O.J. Simpson is now following you,'" Jimmy Fallon said on The Tonight Show. "But it's crazy — O.J. made a Twitter account and he's already got over 600,000 followers. That's more followers than when he was driving the white Bronco. Even crazier, O.J. just got a message from Trump asking if he'd be the White House press secretary."

It wasn't just O.J. burning up Twitter, though. "Yesterday, O.J., Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump all tweeted at right around the same time — it was like the Thanos snap of social media," Jimmy Kimmel said on Kimmel Live. He read Cosby's odd jailhouse Father's Day tweet, musing: "How is it that Bill Cosby is legally blind, tweeting from, presumably, a prison library computer, there are still fewer typos and spelling errors than every one of the president's tweets?"

"O.J. is only following eight people, which is probably good because I can't think of anything scarier than getting a notification on my phone saying 'O.J. Simpson is following you,'" Kimmel said. "We can't have the measles and O.J. back at the same time, it's too much." Watch below. Peter Weber

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