Donald Trump… You’re fired. Well, not yet. But after he officially announced his presidential campaign, Donald took a massive verbal beating from basically everyone, especially the late night hosts. Hey, if you can’t stand the heat, right? Check out what Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and others had to say to The Donald!
On June 16, Apprentice host and all around rich person, Donald Trump, announced that he will officially run for president (again) in 2016. Donald is a lot of things, but many believe president should not be one of them. Naturally, Trump was mocked endlessly, especially where all dumb things are mocked: late night television. We’ve rounded up some of the best segments from the evening talk show hosts (both former and current) including Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Seth Meyers!
Stephen Colbert presented us with one of the most outrageous videos, spoofing the announcement pretty literally. “Donald Trump has announced he is running for president of the United States,” Stephen said. “This will be the finest, most luxurious, gold-plated, diamond-encrusted campaign, that will give hope to a weary nation until together we reach that fine, fall day, when the new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres.”
On the June 16 episode of The Late, Late Show, James Corden decided to get a little creative, and play a gameshow style quiz called “Trump Stumpers” (yeah, LOL). “Round one: Trump or false?” James asks. The game is actually just James reading some of the lines from Donald’s big speech, with the contestants having to guess whether or not Donald really said them. The kicker is, James confirms beforehand each line is directly transcribed from the speech. And yet, the lines are still patently unbelievable. “That just sounds too crazy,” one contestant says. But, James assures him, it is true.
“When you do comedy for living, there are some days when you just don’t know what to talk about,” Seth Meyers said on the June 16 episode of Late Night. “And then on other days…” he said. Cut to: “I am officially running for president of the United States,” we see Donald say. Seth then takes a traditional route of mockery, breaking down some of Trump’s most outrageous lines. After Trump called the United States “a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Seth posed an important question. “A dumping ground for everybody else’s problems? Then what’s Celebrity Apprentice?” Check out the full segment (as well as Colbert’s) below!
What was you favorite Trump mockery? Are people being too hard on him?
— Casey Mink