He also poked fun at “personal trainer who high fives way too hard” Paul Ryan. But he quickly transitioned from the possibility of people losing their health care to someone, in his words, “losing it”: President Trump, according to USA Today.
After reminding his audience about POTUS’ claim made via Twitter that former President Obama had his “wires tapped,” Colbert said, “Now, to believe Trump’s claims, you need a shaky grasp of reality and zero regard for the truth.” In The Late Show host’s eyes, that was a perfect segue to Sean Spicer, who assured a reporter in a clip that we can trust what the president says, “if he’s not joking of course.”
As Colbert pointed out, Kellyanne Conway also made attempts to calm “the tweet storm” during an interview with The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record.
“There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones,” the presidential adviser said in the clip shown, “certainly through their television sets — any number of different ways, and microwaves that turn into cameras.”
“It’s true,” Colbert said facetiously. “Microwaves that turn into cameras. How do you think we film this show?” The camera then turned to someone manning a microwave on a tripod.
Colbert also sarcastically backed up Conway’s declaration in an interview with CNN that she was “not Inspector Gadget.”
“Inspector Gadget had all sorts of tools at his disposal,” Colbert said in agreement, “Gadget skates, Gadget ‘copter. Kellyanne Conway has only one move: Go, go alternative facts.”
Though Conway told CNN’s Chris Cuomo said she didn’t think “people are using their microwave to spy on the Trump campaign,” that didn’t stop Colbert from delivering a special message to Obama whilst grabbing a Hot Pocket fresh from the microwave. “I miss you,” he said while looking into the appliance, which doubled as a camera, obviously.
Last Tuesday, the president literally jumped out from behind a wall to the astonishment/seeming abject terror of a White House tour group. Nothing Che and Jost can say about the moment is funnier than the image of Trump acting like an amusement park attraction in front of a smiling Hillary Clinton portrait.
Anyone who’s seen the movie Independence Day remembers the scene when President Thomas J. Whitmore, played by Bill Pullman, gives the ultimate inspirational speech to rally the troops — that against all odds, they can fight and defeat the evil aliens bent on destroying humanity.
On Saturday, SNL imagined if President Trump were in that same position, according to NPR.
Alec Baldwin returned as Trump, decked out in a flight jacket, as Trump has been seen wearing recently. Trump tries and fails to give a similar inspirational speech to the soldiers gathered, but largely goes off topic.
In the movie, President Whitmore says: “We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest.”
Baldwin’s Trump takes a different approach.
“Actually,” he says, “the aliens are already here. They’ve been hiding in this country for hundreds of years, it’s a fact. They’re shapeshifters. They look like regular people but they’re aliens. Look, there’s one right there.”
He points to Leslie Jones, a black woman.
“What? I am not an alien,” she says.
“Yes she is, and so is the woman next to her, right there.”
He points to Sasheer Zamata, who is also black. She looks at Jones, and looks back. “Oh, OK. … No.”
Scarlett Johansson was the host of the show. It was her fifth time — she joined the “five-timers club.”
In a recorded fake commercial, she played Ivanka Trump. It’s an ad for a new perfume: Complicit.
“She’s a woman who knows what she wants and knows what she’s doing,” the voice-over says. “A feminist, an advocate, a champion for women, but like, how?”
Ivanka Trump has talked about women in the workforce and portrayed her father as an advocate for working women.
“The fragrance for the woman who could stop all this, but won’t,” the voice-over says.
While talking about South Korea on BBC World News via webcam, Kelly got interrupted by his kids, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Bored Panda.
First, one of his kids ran in bouncing in joy. Then, a baby in a stroller rolled in behind her. As if that wasn’t hilarious enough, afterward a woman swooshed in in hot pursuit to tidy the children away. But it looks much funnier than it sounds! See for yourselves below.
“My name’s Jeff, Jeff Sessions,” McKinnon told Leslie Jones while sitting on a bus bench. “I’m the attorney general of the whole United States.”
“I always say life is like a box of chocolates,” McKinnon said, before adding, “Sure are a lot of brown ones in there,” prompting Jones to leave.
“I never talked to any Russians ever,” McKinnon said, before a bus pulled up and away, revealing a new bench mate. “I talked to the Russians,” McKinnon immediately said, referring to the recent news of Sessions recusing himself from investigations into his meetings with a Russian ambassador during the 2016 election, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Later, Beck Bennett’s shirtless Vladimir Putin made an appearance. “This meeting never happened,” he told McKinnon. “I wasn’t going to remember it anyway,” she replied.
The night’s host, Octavia Spencer, also made an appearance as her character from TheHelp, Minny Jackson, for which she won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2012. Spencer offered McKinnon a pie which, just like in the aforementioned film, may have looked like chocolate but contained a much less palatable ingredient.
The image of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sitting on the Oval Office couch was the photo that launched a thousand memes, and now actor Kal Penn is getting in on the fun, according to Huffington Post.
Conway drew fire from critics earlier this week during President Donald Trump’s meeting with a group of leaders from historically black colleges and universities. Some accused her of being disrespectful to Trump’s guests and the furniture.
“Harold and Kumar” star Penn, who left Hollywood for a brief period to work under the Obama administration, recreated Conway’s now infamous pose on the set of his ABC drama, “Designated Survivor,” Tuesday.
In this edition of our favorite Late Night segment “A Closer Look,” host Seth Meyers digs into the president Trump’s preparations to address Congress for the first time, and his administration’s “agenda,” which, thus far, pretty much just consists of attacking the media, Mashable says.
The White House recently acknowledged that Alex Jones — the extremely loud right-wing conspiracy theorist who runs InfoWars — is an “occasional information source and validator” for Donald Trump, according to Mashable.
But, as Stephen Colbert pointed on on Wednesday night’s Late Show, Jones might not have much information to work with. He’s too busy concocting a harmful alternative reality and hoping that InfoWars gets a spot in the press pool.
And if that should come to pass, at least the name “InfoWars” is easy to remember. “Just imagine info, then imagine someone at war with it,” Colbert said.
And so Mashable invites you, a member of the internet, to enjoy these three-dimensional Tupac socks. The story of these fashionable foot mittens is a simple one: First, Twitter user @ojedge asked his girlfriend to pick him up a “two-pack” of socks.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Trump had their first face-to-face meeting at the White House on Monday, Mashable reports.
The meeting was cordial, and all things considered, a photo op handshake between Trump and Trudeau turned out to be pretty normal. But the internet seized its chance to poke fun at the two world leaders with a poorly (or perfectly) timed photo of Trudeau awkwardly glancing at Trump’s hand.