Late-night hosts discussed Donald Trump‚Äôs attack on Stormy Daniels and his continued defence of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert started by talking about Daniels and the collapse of her defamation suit, launched after Donald Trump called her a liar on Twitter. She‚Äôs now been ordered to pay his legal fees.
‚ÄúIf she‚Äôs looking for a way to raise money, I‚Äôve got a good idea: launch a GoFundMe campaign called ‚ÄėFor $10,000,000 I will stop describing Donald Trump‚Äôs penis‚Äô,‚ÄĚ Colbert joked.
The reason the judge gave for the decision was that he categorised the tweet as part of a the normal hyperbole used in political discourse. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs only normal because Trump made it normal,‚ÄĚ Colbert countered.
Trump‚Äôs response on Twitter was to brag and call Daniels Horseface. ‚ÄúYes, Horseface: you heard it straight from the horse‚Äôs ass,‚ÄĚ Colbert responded.
He brought up the alleged murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how the latest reports suggest that parts of the Saudi embassy in Turkey were repainted after his disappearance. Trump has so far suggested Khashoggi was targeted by ‚Äúrogue killers‚ÄĚ, leading Colbert to joke that he will now blame it ‚Äúon a gang of rogue painters‚ÄĚ.
He also called the president ‚Äústupid and delusional‚ÄĚ for believing the Saudi defence.
He also said the Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson ‚Äúsomehow looked less like of a douche with a bowtie‚ÄĚ.
Carlson has been complaining that he can‚Äôt eat out at restaurants now as people end up shouting at him through his meal for his rightwing politics. ‚ÄúCome on, somebody yelling ‚ÄėFuck you‚Äô doesn‚Äôt ruin a meal,‚ÄĚ Colbert said. ‚ÄúIn fact, I think it wouldn‚Äôt be Thanksgiving without it.‚ÄĚ
There is one restaurant that he can eat, at however. ‚ÄúNow naturally, I thought it was Extremely White Castle,‚ÄĚ Colbert joked before a skit imagining what that restaurant could be.
On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah also spoke about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. ‚ÄúFifteen assassins, private planes and a black van ‚Äď this doesn‚Äôt sound like real life, it sounds like the opening of a James Bond movie,‚ÄĚ he said.
Noah then spoke about Trump‚Äôs ‚Äėrogue killers‚Äô theory. ‚ÄúHow does Trump always find a way of introducing random suspects into the most obvious crimes?‚ÄĚ he asked. ‚ÄúBecause you realise he does this every time?‚ÄĚ
He continued: ‚ÄúI would hate to play Clue with Trump.‚ÄĚ
Reports suggested that the Saudi government was preparing to release a statement that suggested Khashoggi died during an interrogation gone wrong.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know whether to be horrified or impressed because the Saudi government is testing their excuse before officially using it,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs something I‚Äôve never seen in my life.‚ÄĚ