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 stated of the firing in his opening monologue. “Did Trump overlook concerning the Hillary emails that Comey talked about?”

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

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On “The Each day Present,” Trevor Noah expressed a combination of shock and confusion over the dismissal of Comey, the person who was answerable for the FBI’s investigation into whether or not members of Trump’s marketing campaign colluded with Russia in final 12 months’s election.

“Wow, Trump fired the FBI director! Like, you may’t simply fireplace the FBI director,” Noah stated. “I imply if he is gone, who’s going to research 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 type of like O.J. [Simpson] firing Choose Ito midway by way of the trial,” Kimmel stated on the high of the present Tuesday evening.

Kimmel continued together with his disbelief, however then jokingly got here up with a attainable clarification.

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

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

“If you’re one of many tens of millions 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 stated.

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