President Donald Trump has decided to bite back at the leftist late-night hosts who have been targeting him on a nightly basis — and focusing much of their so-called comedy around him.
After already going after “whimpering” Jimmy Fallon for saying he had “made a mistake” by interviewing Trump two years ago, the president put hyper-political comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert in his sights now as well.
“I mean, honestly, are these people funny?” Trump asked a crowd Monday night at a rally in West Columbia, South Carolina.
Trump doubled down on his criticism of Fallon for the recent Hollywood Reporter podcast interview in which Fallon apologized for “humanizing” the president nearly two years ago.
“He apologized for humanizing me, the poor guy, because now he’s going to lose all of us,” Trump said.
The president then added, “He’s a nice guy. He’s lost. He’s like a lost soul.”
Trump also referred to Stephen Colbert, who has recently focused the bulk of his comedy material around the president, as a “lowlife” with “no talent.”
The president also went on to say that Jimmy Kimmel used to wait outside his studio to open Trump’s car door for him.
“They’re not like talented people. Johnny Carson was talented.”
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“I’d do his show,” he said, “and he’s standing there opening up the door. I wasn’t president. I was a guy. A guy with potential.”
Trump then insisted that he enjoys good jokes, even ones aimed at himself — but that he found the late-night comedy that constantly targets him to be — well, not funny at all.
“I can laugh at myself,” said Trump. “Frankly, if I couldn’t, I’d be in big trouble, but there’s no talent. They’re not like talented people. Johnny Carson was talented.”