Late-night on Trump's IQ boast: 'I'm not sure he could finish the maze on a kids' menu'
Late-night TV roundup Late-night on Trump's IQ boast: 'I'm not sure he could finish the maze on a kids' menu'
Comics including Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Trump for his feuds with Bob Corker and Rex Tillerson, who he challenged to an IQ test
Late-night hosts on Tu esday addressed Donald Trumpâs feud with his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, which began weeks ago after Trump undermined Tillersonâs diplomatic effort to deter the North Korean nuclear threat.Late-night hosts blast Harvey Weinstein for 'monstrous', 'indefensible' behavior Read more
âIt has been a rough start to the school year for Donald Trump,â Stephen Colbert began. âHis report card is definitely going to say has problems working and playing well with others. What can we do? The Oval office doesnât have any corners. You canât put him in a time out.
âIt is open warfare between Donald Trump and the Republicans. It all started in an attempt to avoid open warfare with North Korea. You see, secretary of state and disappointed-father-tribute-head Rex Tillerson was in the middle of tense negotiations about North Korea and their nuclear program when Donald Trump tweeted that Tillerson was âwasting his time trying to ne gotiate with Little Rocket Manâ.â
Colbert quipped: âEverybody knows there is no better way to defuse a tense nuclear standoff than with insult humor. Who can forget during the Cuban missile crisis when Kennedy tweeted: âCueball @Khrushchev and Lilâ Beardy donât have the balls. I double-dog dare you to push the button.â
Colbert then detailed Trumpâs interview with Forbes magazine, in which he claimed not to be undermining Tillerson but rather âstrengthening authorityâ.
âTo thank him for all that strengthening of authority, Tillerson called him a fucking moron, allegedly,â Colbert explained. âBut this morning he had an answer for that too.â
Trump told Forbes: âIf he did that, I guess weâll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tel l you whoâs going to win.â
âMe too! We have the results right here,â Colbert joked. âTillerson scored a 120. Itâs above average, not genius, but still pretty good. And we have Donald Trumpâs results right here. Itâs a drawing of a big truck that says MAGA.â
Jimmy Kimmel also weighed in on the Trump-Tillerson scuffle.
âPresident Trump continues to feud publicly with his own secretary of state,â Kimmel began. âLast week we learned that Rex Tillerson referred to Trump as a âfucking moronâ behind his back. Trump tweeted that the story was false, but Tillerson didnât deny it, and clearly this is still eating at the president because this morning, in a new interview with Forbes magazine, they asked him about it.â
Kimmel then detailed Trumpâs proposal that he and his secretary of state compare IQ tests.
âAt this point Iâm not sure Donald Trump could finish the maze on the back of a Dennyâs kidsâ menu,â Kimmel qu ipped. âI would pay $100 to watch Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump take IQ tests against each other. And I guarantee you the next day Kellyanne Conway would be on TV explaining that IQ tests are like golf, the lower the number the better the score.â
Kimmel then added that Tillerson is not Trumpâs only Republican foe, as the president and Senator Bob Corker have been exchanging heated remarks for almost a week now. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted in response to Corkerâs interview with the New York Times: âThe Failing New York Times set Liddleâ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and thatâs what I am dealing with!â
âIf you donât know how to spell little,â Kimmel replied, âdonât start an IQ battle with anybody.â
F inally, Seth Meyers of NBC briefly recapped some of the dayâs news, including the continued allegations about Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment and Trumpâs public feud with Corker.
âThe New Yorker today released audio of fired Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein begging a model to come into his hotel room and watch him shower,â Meyers began. âAnd by the looks of him, Iâm guessing that shower never happened. I mean, the rest of us need one.â
âWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders today said that President Trumpâs comments that he had a higher IQ than Rex Tillerson was a joke and told reporters they should get a sense of humor,â he continued.Trump challenges Tillerson to 'compare IQ tests' after reported 'mo ron' dig Read more
âThey should get a sense of humor? Youâre the one who always looks like she just found a joint in her sonâs Bible. A CNN anchor said yesterday that Senator Bob Corkerâs recent criticisms of President Trump was his way of planting seeds to call into question Trumpâs fitness for office.
âYouâre just now planting seeds? I think itâs harvest time.âTopics
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