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Two late-night talk show hosts stepped up their game Tuesday night as they took shots at Donald Trump following the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s controversial statements in the wake of this weekend’s Orlando shooting.
While trying to figure out Trump’s reasoning for his statements on Obama, Colbert drew a giant swastika on a chalkboard.
Said Colbert, “No, no, no, that can’t be it.” Then, while erasing the huge Nazi symbol, added, “There’s got to be a simpler answer.”
The bit was a reaction to Trump saying of Obama, “Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it.”
Trying once again to figure out Trump’s logic, Colbert then drew a picture that he said “kind of looks like an asshole.”
Trump’s campaign spokeswoman had no comment on the skit.
Also on Tuesday, Late Night’s Seth Meyers criticized Trump over those same remarks. Meyers went one step further, banning Trump from his show, just like Trump recently banned the Washington Post from covering his rallies. Added Meyers, “Although, to be fair, he wasn’t coming on anyway. He had no interest in being here.”
The Saturday Night Live veteran then sunk his teeth in while talking about Trump’s continued disparaging of Muslims.
Said Meyers, “To be clear, this is bigotry, plain and simple.” He added, “To claim any group of people, immigrants or anyone else, has anything in common with a terrorist murderer based simply on their ethnic background or their religion or where they’re from is dangerous and wrong.”
He continued, “Trump is stoking fear and spreading hate and this is important. We can’t become immune to it. We cannot allow it to become normalized. Which is why we need a robust, independent press like the newspapers Trump banned from his campaign to challenge the fearmongering and provide us with sober, clear-eyed reporting. Otherwise, we’re going to have to get all of our news from ‘Rich Prick’s Monthly.’”
Watch both bits below.
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