Jimmy Kimmel Is Surprised Trump Went ‘All In’ on a Loser That Wasn’t a Casino

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Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at President Trump for backing Senator Luther Strange, who lost the primary for his Alabama Senate seat.

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Luther Strange’s Loss

Senator Luther Strange ended up losing to Roy Moore, a twice-ousted Alabama Supreme Court justice with far-right views, in the Republican Senate primary on Tuesday. President Trump had endorsed Mr. Strange, and, unsurprisingly, late-night hosts took that angle.

“Usually when Trump goes all in on a loser, it’s a casino with his name on it, and at least he makes some money.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

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Stephen Colbert pointed to a New York Times report that Mr. Trump was exasperated with the size of his crowd at a rally for Mr. Strange and had wondered aloud whether audience members liked his choice of a pink tie. Mr. Colbert imagined the way that conversation went, impersonating Mr. Trump.

“Look guys, we gotta be honest. A little self-reflection here, O.K.? Something’s wrong: I’ve achieved nothing, I’m the most unpopular president in modern history, I’ve deepened America’s racial divide, we are on the brink of thermonuclear conflict — it’s gotta be the pink tie, right? Are the stripes too much? Somebody call the Pentagon and Brooks Brothers.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

280 Characters

Twitter has announced that it’s exploring doubling the number of characters allowed in a single tweet. Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah foresee some downsides.

“Twitter announced yesterday it will be increasing its character limit from 140 to 280 characters per tweet, on a trial basis. So we’re now officially at war with at least 17 more countries.” — SETH MEYERS

“Two hundred eighty characters? Let me ask you a question: Who looks at Twitter and thinks, ‘I need more of this? Yeah, right now my haters can only make fun of my mom…

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