Kimmel Explains Trump With 'Schoolhouse Rock'

White House scandals still hot topic among late-night hosts
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2017 8:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Trump continues to keep late-night hosts busy. Here's a sampling from Tuesday night:

  • Jimmy Kimmel: He did his own version of a "Schoolhouse Rock" explainer video, except instead of the classic "I'm Just a Bill," his parody video is "I'm Just a Lie." Kimmel says Trump tells lies every day that can be confusing to kids, hence the video, per the Hollywood Reporter. At one point, the animated "lie" states, "I just popped out of the president's brain, and the very idea of me is completely insane."

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  • Seth Meyers: He devoted his "closer look" segment to Trump, recapping an "insane" stretch that has so far culminated in allegations that the president asked former FBI chief James Comey to back off the Michael Flynn investigation. The big line: "We need Republicans to stand up and do something, because right now we got a president who is deeply unfit for the office." See the video.
  • Stephen Colbert: He revisited allegations that Trump leaked classified information to Russian diplomats, then replayed a 2016 quote from Trump himself saying, "We can't have someone in the Oval Office who doesn't understand the meaning of the word 'confidential' or 'classified.'" At which point, Colbert declared, "I gotta say—and I don't care if this is taken out of context, I completely agree with Donald Trump." See the video.
  • Trevor Noah: He talks about all of the above on the Daily Show, adding, "I will say this: I hope the Republicans’ new health care system is good, because I’m getting whiplash from all these scandals." See his recap here.
(Read more Jimmy Kimmel stories.)

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