The hosts of late night wasted no time in addressing President Trump’s tweets targeting MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, in which Trump called her “low IQ Crazy Mika” and referenced a meeting with her in which she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
Stephen Colbert was actually surprised by Trump’s tweet: “I want to say something right now that I didn’t think was possible anymore: I am shocked by something Donald Trump said,” the Late Show host told the crowd. “I thought by now that my soul had calcified into a crouton.”
After reading Trump’s tweets in a mocking impersonation of the president, Colbert asked, “Where to begin? It’s a buffet of shit.” He said Trump’s words and actions were “shocking” and “vicious.” Colbert responded to Lindsey Graham, who said this is “what’s wrong with American politics.” He said no, “This is what’s wrong with the American president. Let’s stop pretending that Trump is a symptom of something, he’s the disease. The only cure is 3.5 years of liquor and bed rest.”
Over on Late Night, host Seth Meyers introduced a new segment entitled, “I Can’t,” inspired by the facelift tweets. Meyers read the president’s tweet, and shook his head in shocked silence. “I mean, uh…I can’t,” he said, ending the segment.
The Late Night host said this health care bill is “cruel and vicious”, which shouldn’t be surprising since it’s coming from a president who is “cruel and vicious.” He continued, “Trump’s Twitter rants have gone from confusing to, ‘Mommy why is the guy on the subway yelling so loud and where are his underpants?’ Yet Republican leadership continues to put up with it because if they do, they can trade your health care for tax cuts.”
Jimmy Fallon said Trump accused Brzezinski of getting a face-lift and then went back to “combing his hair with a Dyson airblade.” He said it was “odd” that Trump accused her of getting plastic surgery because “that’s the only thing covered by his health care plan.”