Late evening hosts reply to Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Comey

Partisan politics and late night TV in Trump era

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah needed to swiftly reply to the breaking information.

For Colbert and “The Late Present,” the information broke through the afternoon taping of the CBS broadcast.

“That exhibits no gratitude in any respect,” Colbert mentioned of the firing in his opening monologue. “Did Trump neglect concerning the Hillary emails that Comey talked about?”

Then, in his greatest Trump voice, Colbert mentioned, “Thanks for the presidency, Jimmy,” and added, “Do not let the door hit ‘ya the place the Electoral Faculty break up ‘ya.”

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On “The Day by day Present,” Trevor Noah expressed a mix of shock and confusion over the dismissal of Comey, the person who was liable for the FBI’s investigation into whether or not members of Trump’s marketing campaign colluded with Russia in final yr’s election.

“Wow, Trump fired the FBI director! Like, you may’t simply hearth the FBI director,” Noah mentioned. “I imply if he is gone, who’s going to analyze Russia’s ties to — Ohhhhhhhhhhh.”

As for Kimmel, he opened his ABC present, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” attempting to determine the reasoning behind the firing.

“He fired James Comey, the director of the FBI, which is form of like O.J. [Simpson] firing Decide Ito midway via the trial,” Kimmel mentioned on the high of the present Tuesday evening.

Kimmel continued along with his disbelief, however then jokingly got here up with a doable rationalization.

“That is the form of factor actuality TV hosts do. They hearth somebody each week. Perhaps that is what occurred. He thinks he is nonetheless on ‘The Movie star Apprentice,'” the host mentioned. “It was between James Comey and Meatloaf, and effectively, the Loaf gained once more.”

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Kimmel additionally instructed his viewers that he would now begin promoting “Comey Is My Homey” t-shirts to combat again in opposition to Trump’s choice.

“In case you are one of many thousands and thousands of Individuals who’re indignant about this shameful and disgraceful transfer, ship me $29.99 and I’ll use a few of that cash to ship a really nasty letter on to the Oval Workplace,” he mentioned.

CNNMoney (New York) First revealed Might 10, 2017: 12:37 AM ET