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Stephen Colbert Criticizes Trump’s Response to Attempted Bombings

Thursday - 25/10/2018 10:01
Stephen Colbert said that didn’t seem like presidential behavior.
Stephen Colbert criticized President Trump for retweeting Vice President Mike Pence, rather than writing a message of his own.CreditCreditCBS
Stephen Colbert criticized President Trump for retweeting Vice President Mike Pence, rather than writing a message of his own.CreditCreditCBS

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The attempted bomb attacks on prominent Democratic figures on Wednesday eventually drew a rebuke from President Trump, who spoke to reporters at the White House. But his first response was on Twitter, where he retweeted Vice President Mike Pence’s condemnation instead of writing his own.

Stephen Colbert said that didn’t seem like presidential behavior.

“First of all, we fact checked that one and it doesn’t work out: You have no whole heart.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“And second, you’re the president! There’s been an attempted attack on two previous presidents today. This is the one time you can’t think of your own tweet? It reminds me of Lincoln’s first draft of the Gettysburg Address: ‘What that first guy said!’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

 
 
 

James Corden and Seth Meyers also poked fun at Trump’s response.

“‘I agree wholeheartedly’ isn’t what you tweet when there’s been an attempted attack on former presidents. It’s what you tweet when your friend says the McRib should be available all year.” — JAMES CORDEN

“The White House issued a statement today condemning the suspicious packages sent to the homes of the Clintons, former President Obama and CNN’s New York City headquarters. Trump has ordered the F.B.I. to look at several suspects, including the Clintons, Obama and CNN.” — SETH MEYERS

Jimmy Kimmel made fun of Trump’s spoken condemnation, saying that it felt out of step with his usual rhetoric.

“The president for once said the right thing in response. He said, ‘We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that threats or acts of violence have no place in America — except for at all of my rallies, all the time.’” — JIMMY KIMMEL


winning ticket was announced in the Mega Millions lottery, which had a higher jackpot than ever before. Kimmel had some fun at the newly wealthy winner’s expense.

“The Mega Millions jackpot was $1.5 billion. A single winning ticket was sold in South Carolina, where the winner is planning on buying South Carolina.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“South Carolina’s one of the handful of states where the lottery winner is allowed to remain anonymous — or as anonymous as you can be when you suddenly have a fleet of gold Jet Skis on your front lawn.” — JIMMY KIMMEL



After the White House announced new proposed language that threatened to roll back legal protections for transgender Americans, Samantha Bee issued a call for solidarity.

“Cis people, we need to stand with them. Transgender people are real and normal, and they deserve so much more than this. And hey, if Donald Trump really, really wants to pretend someone doesn’t exist, pick Ted Cruz. That’s how I get through the day.” — SAMANTHA BEE


 
 

“According to a new poll, 38 percent of Americans say their finances have improved since President Trump has taken office — and almost all of them are liquor store owners.” — SETH MEYERS

“Yahoo has settled a two-year lawsuit after agreeing to pay $50 million to 200 million U.S. consumers whose information was released during a security breach. Said the consumers, ‘I still have a Yahoo account?’” — SETH MEYERS

“Someone finally won the Mega Millions lottery jackpot last night, and all $1.6 billion went to a single ticket. Nobody knows who the winner is, but here’s what I know: We could definitely be best friends. Call me.” — JAMES CORDEN


Wherein the Roots create a song on the spot for audience members.

 

Kimmel heard about a real law in Chesapeake, Va., that makes it illegal to trick-or-treat after age 12. He was outraged, so he spoke to the town’s (less real) police sergeant.

 
 

Tiffany Haddish, a breakout comedy star, will sit down with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.

The Beastie Boys’ Michael Diamond (Mike D), left, and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) took a shot at defining their own legacy in their “Beastie Boys Book.”CreditBrad Ogbonna for The New York Times

The new book by the two surviving members of the Beastie Boys is “a compendium of anecdotes, recipes, impish riffs and shaggy-dog stories and a heartfelt elegy” to their bandmate, Adam Yauch, who died in 2012, our critic writes.


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