Another Saturday morning, another round of angry tweeting from the 45th president of the United States to stir up a fresh batch of chaos and controversy.
In what is now appearing to be a weekly routine, Donald Trump took to Twitter as the weekend began to shift his ire from kneeling NFL players and Puerto Rican mayors to a whole new target: late-night comedy hosts!
In his tweets, Trump griped that late-night shows are unfairly targeting him, despite the fact that late-night mockery of presidents is a TV tradition that dates back to before Jack Paar began hosting “The Tonight Show” in the late ’50s. Also, let’s not forget that before Trump entered Trump Oval Office he had been a regular guest on most of the same shows he is now criticizing.
“Late Night host [sic] are dealing with the Democrats for their very ‘unfunny’ & repetitive material, always anti-Trump!” wrote Trump in one tweet, following that up with another whining about “one-sided coverage.”
“Late Night” host Seth Meyers served up a hilarious reply, inviting Trump to the show’s studio “located at 15 Penguin Avenue, Antarctica.”
Jimmy Kimmel also responded to the president’s tweet, inviting him to “quit that boring job – I’ll let you have my show ALL to yourself #MAGA.”
The Twitter account of “The Daily Show” took things even further by actually offering Trump equal time — or at least their version of it, by tweeting a link to Trump’s infamous “grab them by the p***y” video.
Meanwhile, one Twitter user pointed out that Trump’s tweets are the latest example of the president responding in real time to something he’s just watched on Fox News — which for some reason featured one-time TV Superman Dean Cain.
While all the late-night shows have relentlessly mocked Trump since he took office, it’s only fair to point out that they also mocked him long before the election — and, in fact, for many years before he ever announced his intention to run for office.
One late-night show that’s been particularly tough on the president just happens to be a show that he’s actually hosted — twice! — and there’s sure to be plenty of Trump-bashing hilarity on this week’s edition of “Saturday Night Live”, airing at 8:30 p.m. PT and 11:30 ET on Global.