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 reveals no gratitude in any respect,” Colbert stated of the firing in his opening monologue. “Did Trump overlook in regards to 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 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 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 possibly can’t simply hearth 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!” making an attempt 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 Decide Ito midway by way of the trial,” Kimmel stated on the prime of the present Tuesday evening.

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

“That is the type 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 stated. “It was between James Comey and Meatloaf, and nicely, the Loaf gained once more.”

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

“If you’re one of many hundreds of thousands of People 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 printed Might 10, 2017: 12:37 AM ET