Across the late-night dial on Tuesday, hosts took aim at President Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address.
Stephen Colbert held a special live edition of his Late Show, in which the host tackled Trump’s comments about the recent hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico. Colbert noted, “That will be a touching message for the people of Puerto Rico once they have electricity to turn on their TVs.”
Over on Comedy Central, The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah and The Opposition‘s Jordan Klepper similarly were live following Trump’s address. Noah addressed the president’s comments on “Dreamers.” Trump said in the speech, “My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans — to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are dreamers, too.”
Noah responded, “Damn. Did Trump just ‘All Lives Matter’ the Dreamers?”
“Forget everything you’ve just heard. For the last 30 minutes, this adorable man has been telling you dimpled lies,” Klepper said at the beginning of his show as he held up a picture of Noah. “The Daily Show is the past. This is The Opposition.”
Klepper opened his show discussing the “American dream” Trump referred to in his speech. “A new American moment. That’s what Trump is all about. Democrats like registered Republican Bob Mueller keep living in the past, investigating old, dusty evidence about who influenced what election. Not Trump. He never talks about the 2016 election.” Later adding, “Stop thinking about what Donald Trump did and wake up in a cold sweat thinking about all the things he’s about to do.”
Throughout Trump’s speech, Democrats visibly remained seated, refusing to stand and clap for the president. “Apparently, we need Obamacare back, because Democrat legs don’t work,” Klepper said. Klepper also enlisted “citizen journalist” Tim Baltz to discuss how Trump’s speech was “too presidential.” Missing the blunt jargon Trump is known to have, Baltz proceeded to replay clips from Trump’s speech and alter them to “Rally Trump” talk.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the ABC host invited adult film actress Stormy Daniels to the program. He kicked off his monologue with some jokes about FLOTUS’ appearance: “There’s Melania wearing a nice white pantsuit in tribute to the president she voted for.”
In Conan O’Brien’s monologue, the host poked fun at the president and the first lady. “Earlier tonight President Trump gave his State of the Union address and as per tradition, someone who opposes the President gave the rebuttal. So this year’s rebuttal was given by Melania,” quipped O’Brien. The host then added, “Trump said he now supports a plan for young immigrants to become citizens. When asked why, Trump said, ‘Because I may have to look for a new wife soon.’”