What Late-Night Hosts Had to Say About N. Korea

Americans fail Jimmy Kimmel's test to find the country on a map
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2017 4:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – With North Korea again topic No. 1 in the news, Jimmy Kimmel did one of his man-in-the-street stunts asking Americans to locate the country on a map. The results were, literally, all over the map. Of course, these get edited to provide the worst answers, notes Mashable, but the results are still pretty funny and/or scary. Watch the video here. Meanwhile, President Trump's "fire and fury" threat to Pyongyang was also on late-night hosts' minds:

  • Kimmel: "As you can see, the vacation is really relaxing him," he said, per Mediaite. "Listen, we’re sorry we made fun of you. Go back to golfing before you kill all of us!"
  • Stephen Colbert: "I don’t want to be alarmist, but we’re all gonna die," he said. “Thankfully, faced with the greatest challenge of his presidency, Donald Trump stepped up and in a moment of great statesmanship de-escalated the rhetoric and brought calm to our worried nation." Pause. "I’m just kidding." To Trump, he added, while taking cover, "Shut up! OK? You’ll get us all killed. And I just started the Handmaid’s Tale!" Here is the video.

  • Seth Meyers: "Yeah, that oughta cool things down. God forbid Trump’s ever put in charge of a hostage situation." He then imagined the president dealing with a hostage situation using a bullhorn: "Kill a hostage? You don’t have the balls! Plus, if you do, I’ll kill everyone outside the bank!" Here's the video.
  • Conan O’Brien: "Today, President Trump warned that if North Korea does not stop escalating its nuclear program, quote, ‘They’ll be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,'" said O'Brien. "Yeah. Then Melania said, 'Don’t worry, he says that to me every night and nothing ever happens.'"
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