Donald Trump’s cruel treatment of children and general “dickishness” was enough to draw Jon Stewart, the former king of late-night comedy, from his self-imposed exile last night to weigh in on the administration’s incredible spiral downward.
But Stewart was far from alone. Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Seth Myers applied a full-court press on the president.
“The Daily Show’s” Noah accused Trump of giving the Supreme Court a case of genital herpes, while Meyers urged the president to see a therapist.
Stewart kicked things off on Colbert’s show. Colbert has made a career out of mocking the president. But with so much material, how can he resist?
“I just want to say if there’s one hallmark to your presidency that I think we’re finding the most difficult is that no matter what you do, it always comes with an extra layer of gleeful cruelty and dickishness, ” Stewart said.
Then he laid out this terrible indictment.
“It’s not just that you don’t want people taking a knee. It’s that they’re ‘sons of bitches’ if they do.
“It’s not just denying women who accuse you of sexual assault. It’s saying, ‘They’re too ugly anyway.’
“You can’t just be against the media. They’re ‘enemies of the people.’
“It’s not even partisan. Anyone in the Republican Party dare speak against you, they also must be humiliated, even if they have a terminal disease.”
Over at “The Daily Show,” Noah was reeling from the prospect that Trump will pack the Supreme Court for decades to come.
“Godamn, this is so crazy,” he said. “You realize regardless of what happens in his presidency now, Donald Trump will leave a mark on this country for decades to come.
“Yeah. It’s like it’s not going to go away. It’s like he giving America judicial herpes.”
Myers devoted his “Closer Look” segment to all of the president’s recent craziness and came up with the following suggestion.
“Oh my God, dude, get a therapist!” he urged.
Myers’ exhibit A was Trump’s rally in Nebraska.
“Now, we’ve been calling these rallies public therapy sessions, but it was never more true than it was last night,” Meyers said. “Watch as Trump airs his deepest insecurities about not being seen as smart, rich or popular.”
Hey, maybe that’s the ticket. Trump is so vulnerable to flattery, he’ll do anything if you just throw him a bone. Just ask Vladimir Putin or Kim Jong Un.
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