Late evening hosts had a subject day with Donald Trump’s newest try to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential win. From criticism to musical numbers, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel and extra focused Trump’s demand that Georgia officers discover him extra votes to safe a second time period.
“Nearly the whole lot of the Republican celebration began off the yr by making it clear that they’re actively making an attempt to destroy democracy,” the Late Night with Seth Meyers host stated.
On Sunday The Washington Post released taped audio of a name between Trump and a number of Georgia officers, wherein the president asks the state representatives to “discover 11,780 votes” to overturn Biden’s win within the Peach state. Whereas the audio hears Trump questioning the legitimacy of the Georgia outcomes, he’s not the one GOP determine calling a false election.
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Throughout his “A Nearer Look” phase, Meyers known as out senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley for his or her efforts to delegitimize Biden’s presidential win, noting that they too are a part of the Republican celebration’s “lively purpose” to dismantle democracy.
“They’re not standing up for election integrity or making an attempt to revive religion in our democracy, they’re petty henchmen with a hair-brained scheme to steal an election hatched by a deranged wanna be tyrant who talks like a mafia boss with a head damage,” Meyers stated.
Whereas Meyers expressed disappointment and cynicism with the launched cellphone name, Jimmy Kimmel stated he took the time to soak all of it in.
“I listened it to it twice,” he stated throughout his opening monologue on Monday. “I listened to the entire thing prefer it was a shock Taylor Swift album”
Kimmel famous that given Trump’s supposed desperation, the president “tried every thing,” from bragging to difficult to threatening.
“In the event you haven’t listened to it, hearken to it, it’s pathetic,” Kimmel stated.
“Apparently Trump’s New Yr’s Decision each January is to seek out new methods to get impeached,” Fallon quipped.
For the Late Show with Stephen Colbert group, Trump’s cellphone name with Georgia officers impressed a Stevie Surprise musical cowl. Set to the Stevie Surprise’s hit, “I Simply Known as To Say I Love You,” Late Present‘s spoof highlights Trump’s desperation to problem the election outcomes.
“Hey Brad its me/ The eighteenth time/ I’m questioning in case you would do some crime/ Recalculate/ In the event you don’t thoughts /Simply 11,780 votes you’ll want to discover,” the joke music goes.
The spoof quantity’s refrain continues: “I simply known as to save lots of my ego/ I simply known as to to kill democracy/ I simply known as to to say i’m determined/ and I imply it from the underside of the place my coronary heart ought to be.”
See the late evening hosts’ segments under.
— A Late Present (@colbertlateshow) January 5, 2021