Late-night hosts discussed Donald Trump‚Äôs 90-minute press conference and his decision to fire attorney general Jeff Sessions.
On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah described the presser as ‚Äúan hour and a half of crazy Trump at his finest‚ÄĚ.
He then spoke about Trump‚Äôs decision to fire Sessions. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs not fair to President Trump,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúHe didn‚Äôt fire Jeff Sessions. He just said Rumpelstiltskin and then the curse was broken.‚ÄĚ
He continued: ‚ÄúThe timing is so brazen from Trump. This is literally less than 24 hours since the midterms. He knew that this wouldn‚Äôt look good before the midterms.‚ÄĚ
Noah also shared surprise over the rift between the pair. ‚ÄúThere were so many reasons that these two should have got along,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThey both don‚Äôt like immigrants. They both like white people.‚ÄĚ
His temporary replacement is Matthew Whitaker, who has been public about his distaste for the Mueller inquiry. Whitaker said on CNN that one way to curb it would be to cut funding, something that Noah described as ‚Äúthe most passive-aggressive way to kill an investigation‚ÄĚ.
He continued: ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs face it, the Mueller investigation is in danger, and something tells me [that] right now, Robert Mueller is in a bathroom stall trying to finish his homework before they shut it all down.‚ÄĚ
In conclusion, he said: ‚ÄúFor the last two years, that‚Äôs been Trump when he‚Äôs winning. Now we‚Äôre going to see Trump when he‚Äôs losing.‚ÄĚ
On Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the host also spoke about the firing of Sessions. ‚ÄúHe wanted to leave so he could spend more time doing what he loves most: racism,‚ÄĚ she joked.
During Trump‚Äôs unhinged press conference, he found himself confused when talking about seats gained in the senate by the Republicans. ‚ÄúI haven‚Äôt seen Trump struggle with math this much since someone asked him how many kids he has,‚ÄĚ she said.
Trump also attacked CNN‚Äôs Jim Acosta, saying that CNN should be ashamed that he works for them. ‚ÄúNo, we should be ashamed of you working for us,‚ÄĚ she countered. ‚ÄúYou are at work!‚ÄĚ
Bee added: ‚ÄúThat press conference was upsetting to watch.‚ÄĚ
With Democratic control of the House, it means that Maxine Waters is now able to subpoena Trump‚Äôs tax returns. ‚ÄúActually it means she can subpoena the fuck out of everything he does,‚ÄĚ Bee said. ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs going to look under his wig. She‚Äôs going to irritate the shit out of him every day ‚Äď and we get to watch.‚ÄĚ
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert started by talking about the firing of Sessions. ‚ÄúNow there‚Äôs some confusion among stupid people as to whether Sessions was fired or resigned,‚ÄĚ he said.
Trump was reportedly angry at Sessions deciding to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. ‚ÄúYou can‚Äôt blame Sessions for recusing himself. It‚Äôs the only thing that‚Äôs good that he‚Äôs ever done,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs like hating Lou Bega for Mambo No 5.‚ÄĚ
Colbert joked: ‚ÄúI assume he‚Äôs going to spend more time with his family separation policy.‚ÄĚ
He also spoke about Whitaker‚Äôs idea of taking funds away from the Mueller investigation. ‚ÄúTrump could take all the money away from Bob Mueller and just, out of habit, give it to a porn star,‚ÄĚ he said.