Late night comics celebrate UN countries mocking Donald Trump
Thursday - 27/09/2018 09:10
JAMES Corden, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon took great delight mocking Donald Trump over his UN speech where world leaders laughed at the president’s outrageous claim.
LATE night comedians in the US celebrated the United Nations audience of world leaders laughing at US President Donald Trump during their monologues.
Mr Trump listed domestic economic accomplishments during a speech to the General Assembly, saying his administration had done more than almost any other, then UN spectators chuckled in response. He downplayed the laughter.
“I didn’t expect that reaction but that’s OK,” he said.
While late-night hosts mock Mr Trump on a regular basis, they seemed to take additional pleasure in the President being laughed at by foreign leaders.
“Don’t worry, Mr President, they’re not laughing at you, they’re laughing with each other at you,” Stephen Colbert said.
Colbert wasn’t finished and his jabs at the President continued for several minutes. He accused Mr Trump of “working the room like an insult comic” during his speech at the UN.
The Late Late Show host James Corden picked up where Colbert left off when he opened his program.
“Trump gave a speech to the United Nations where he boasted of his achievements in office and the world leaders in attendance responded with polite applause. I’m kidding — they laughed in his face,” Corden proudly said before playing a video of the moment.
“He got a big laugh! He did. I look forward to seeing Trump do his set again on the next season of Comedians In Cars Committing Collusion,” Corden said.
The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon joked that foreign leaders were “begging to be deported” during Trump’s speech.
“Trump hasn’t heard that much laughter since his night with Stormy Daniels,” Fallon said.
Conan O’Brien also got in on the fun, enthusiastically telling his crowd that the United Nations “burst out laughing” at the US leader.
“Trump was furious, because for a few seconds he accidentally made some foreigners happy,” O’Brien said. “That’s the thing that made him angry. That was not his intention.”
UN ambassador Nikki Haley appeared on Fox & Friends the next morning to defend the President, saying the comics got the story wrong.
“I deal with these leaders every single day. I know exactly how they think. Do they love America? No. Do they respect America? Now they do,” Haley said.
“When he said that, they love how honest he is. And it’s not diplomatic. And they find it funny. I mean, when he goes and he is very truthful, they kind of were taken back by it.”
Haley then said that foreign leaders were “falling over themselves” to get a photo with Mr Trump.