Late-Night Hosts Mock Trump's Black History Month Remarks
"What better way to celebrate Black History Month than to have African-Americans listen to a rich white guy complain that the world is unfair to him?" said Colbert.
President Trump's Wednesday comments about Black History Month created plenty of fodder for the late-night talk-show hosts.
Stephen Colbert began his monologue by talking about Beyonce's announcement she's having twins, then moved on to what he called another "prominent person of color": Trump.
The Late Show host played clips of Trump talking about the media as the opposition party. "What better way to celebrate Black History Month than to have African-Americans listen to a rich white guy complain that the world is unfair to him?" asked Colbert.
Colbert also jokingly revealed a different theory about the presidential Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. bust that Trump stressed was not removed from his office. "Trump didn't take the statue out of his office; it tried to escape," joked Colbert.
On Wednesday's Daily Show, meanwhile, Trevor Noah spent some time addressing the Obamas' vacation photos, saying that now that former President Obama is done being POTUS, he's going to "go full black" with his baseball hat backward and "no f—s given."
Noah then transitioned into his "Orange and a Few Blacks" segment, turning to Trump's listening session with his black supporters. Noah said nobody thought Trump would even remember Black History Month, adding that this is the same person who left Jews out of the Holocaust Remembrance Day comments.
"We're lucky Donald Trump didn't come out today like, 'I want to say all months matter,'" said Noah.
He also had jokes about the MLK Jr. bust, saying that sometimes Trump looks at it and says, "Obama, what are you still doing here?"
Late Night writer Amber Ruffin read Trump's speech, adding her own commentary and joking that it "rivals the famous 'I have a dream speech.'"
She read out his lines, and when Trump started to ramble about the media she said it was just a "quick break" from Black History Month and pointed out that "he gets a little sidetracked."
"That's the way the press is, very unfortunate," she said, reading Trump's quotes and then adding her own sidebar, "Almost as unfortunate as the history of Black America."
She teased his comments about abolitionist Frederick Douglass. "Here we learn that he likes Frederick Douglass so much that he thinks he's still alive."