Jimmy Kimmel tore the thin skin off the former president on Tuesday night, hours after the Daily Beast reported that midway through his presidency Donald Trump urged advisers and lawyers to use whatever means are necessary – Federal Communications Commission, Department of Justice or whatever – to stop Saturday Night Live, Kimmel and other late-night hosts from making fun of him.
“Can you imagine that? President Snowflake has asked to send the authorities to stop us making fun of him, ”Kimmel said.
According to the report, Trump’s advisers felt the inquiries were “more of a nuisance than a constitutional crisis.”
“To me, this feels more like a crisis than a nuisance,” Kimmel said. “I don’t know, I’m up there playing the fool, he’s asking the federal authorities to do who knows what. “
When informed that there was no legal action against the comedians, Trump reportedly asked, “Is there anything else we can do about this?”
“He can’t take a joke,” Kimmel mused. “He can make one. In fact, he’s done several – Eric, Ivanka, Don Jr – but he can’t stand a joke.
In The Late Show, Stephen Colbert opened Tuesday in the Senate about defeating the For the People Act, the Biden administration’s historic voting rights legislation. A Senate procedural vote on whether to open debate on the bill ended as expected in a 50-50 deadlock according to parties, with no Republican support for the measure intended to curb several voting restrictions adopted in majority Republican states.
“Finally, that moment that we knew would never happen ultimately didn’t happen – exactly as we always thought it would,” said Colbert.
In other news, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is reportedly investigating former Trump bodyguard Matthew Calamari for alleged tax-free benefits from the former president, such as free apartments, subsidized rents or car leases. “Wait, give Calamari any benefits in return for his loyalty?” It’s a clear squid pro quo, ”Colbert joked.
The prosecutor’s office is also investigating the bodyguard’s son, Matthew Calamari Jr. “Like his father, Calamari Jr has not yet been formally charged, but prosecutors recently advised the two men to hire lawyers,” Colbert said. “You know the world is turned upside down when the Calamari order lawyers for the whole table. “
And in Late Night, Seth Meyers answered Trump’s question in 2019 about whether something could be done to stop comedians from making jokes at his expense. “Well, Donald, I’m happy to report the answer is yes,” Meyers said. “Here’s my offer: When Broadway returns in the fall, you play Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman. That’s it. That’s all you have to do.
“If you play Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman, we won’t laugh at you Late Night for the rest of the year,” he continued. “But you have to be off the book. If you forget your lines or if you probably don’t read the script in the first place, you just have to make something up. You just have to make up a plot of whatever you think about the death of a seller. And if you’re wondering what the catch is, there isn’t. It’s just something that I would really like to see personally.
“And if you don’t, I’m sorry, this is the city of the eclipse in the graphics department,” he added alongside a photo of Trump misguiding the solar eclipse complete in 2017.
Meyers also referred to reports that the Manhattan DA’s office is investigating Trump’s former bodyguard Matthew Calamari: “Prosecutors don’t know if they really want squid, or if he’s just something. to choose from while they wait for the main course. “
And last week, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas enacted a bill that would allow residents to carry handguns without a license. “So the next time the power grid goes down, you’ll at least feel like you have electricity,” Meyers joked.