Late night time hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert went after President Donald Trump for his feedback made throughout Monday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
“Helsinki has frozen over,” Kimmel mentioned whereas opening his ABC present. “The President of the USA in the present day publicly sided with Russia over our personal FBI as regards to cyberattacks on our election marketing campaign.”
On Monday, Trump rebuked the US intelligence neighborhood by declining to endorse the federal government’s evaluation that Russia interfered within the 2016 president election. The feedback obtained sturdy criticism throughout the media world and even by some Republican members of Congress.
Kimmel mentioned Trump met along with his “KGBFF, Vladimir Putin.”
“Is it attainable Vladimir Putin introduced a hypnotist to that assembly as a substitute of a translator?” Kimmel requested. “We’ve not seen an American so owned by a Russian since ‘Rocky IV.'”
Over on CBS’ “The Late Present,” host Stephen Colbert mentioned that the day had shaken him to his core and that at 54 years previous he would not have a lot core left. He then confirmed clips of reporters criticizing Trump’s feedback.
“These are the worst evaluations I’ve seen since Titanic,” Colbert mentioned. “And I do not imply the film.”
For his “A Nearer Look” phase, NBC’s Seth Meyers broke down Trump’s information convention with Putin, saying the president delivered “one of the crucial surreal performances by a president in fashionable American historical past” and “twisted himself in knots to take Putin’s facet.”
“Critically, Trump gushes over Putin like a flustered 12-year-old who simply met Mickey at Disneyland,” the “Late Night time” host mentioned.
On Comedy Central’s “The Each day Present,” host Trevor Noah opened his present by saying “in case your identify is Vladimir Putin then in the present day was an excellent day.”
The host additionally mocked Trump for blaming each the USA and Russia for the break down within the relationship between the 2 nations.
“Now in Trump’s protection, he has a very good level,” Noah mentioned. “Certain, on the one hand, Russia messed with the US by meddling within the elections, however alternatively, America held elections, so that they have been asking for it. Yeah. Is sensible.”
CNNMoney (New York) First printed July 17, 2018: 1:22 AM ET