Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discussed the presidents daughter and the ban on many electronic items from some flights
Late-night hosts discussed the latest news coming from the White House on Tuesday, including Ivanka Trumps new office and security clearance.
On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah started by condensing the news of the working day, given that there were so many points to cover. First, he spoke about the newly announced restrictions for many passengers who wont be able to carry some electronic devices in hand luggage.
A laptop ban? he said. Ill tell you right now, I know whos behind this. Its that Gogo in-flight bullshit because they dont just wanted to watching the movies we brought on. They want us to pay $39.99 for two hours of their shit Wi-Fi … Its a violation of our human rights.
He continued: If you thought you had problems with terrorism before, just wait until you see how parents react when they find out they have to be on a long flight with their kids and cant employ an iPad.
Noah then spoke about the two-day verification hearing for Trumps supreme court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. He played a collection of clips and commented: Wow, is this dude white?
He added: You have a magistrate who, on the surface, is more than qualified but because of Trumps taint, the Democrats truly want to block him but they also kinda wishes to make out with him because good Lord, that human is handsome.
Rightwing pundit Tomi Lahren was also suspended from her present for admitting that she supports a womans right to an abortion, which Noah claimed was not cool.
I was so offended by the hypocrisy that I wanted to protest, he told. Unfortunately theres no type of black-people protest that Tomi is comfortable with, so I guess we should just move on.
He then moved on to the news surrounding Ivanka Trumps new role within the White House, which comes with high-level security clearance. Its official, people: the White House has lower standards of who theyll bring in than Nordstrom, he said.
Noah added: Ivanka says shell follow all the ethics rules. I feel like the first rule of ethics club is: dont hire your daughter.
He wanted to go further into it but, as he previously mentioned, the amount of stories meant there wasnt enough time. Noah joked: This is one of those stories that runs so deep: nepotism, possible conflicts of incest, compromise of national security…
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert discussed reports that paranoia has seized the White House. He joked: Im amazed. I supposed Russia was going to seize it.
He then brought up anxiety over the so-called deep country, a secret network of state employees working against the ruling party. I supposed a deep nation is what you achieved after doing three bong makes and watching Planet Earth, he said.
I think this paranoia is just the annoyance every new administration has with Washington DC, he told. It happens every time. You went to Washington, you went to work for Trump because you wanted to tear down the government. Now you have to deal with it , now you are the government. Its like a puppy who expended his whole life chasing a automobile , now he has to drive the car. Were not happy about it either. Remember, were in the backseat of a automobile being driven by a dog now.
Colbert then moved on to Jeff Sessions, our us attorney general and forest gnome whose riddles are kind of racist, who came out to say that the effects of marijuana arent that dissimilar to those achieved with heroin.
Sure, marijuanas only slightly less awful than heroin, he told. Like how burning your tongue on cocoa is only slightly less nasty than being set on fire.
He added: Conferences is truly uptight. If only there was some style to mellow him out.
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host also spoke about the ban on electronic items on flights from certain countries.
It seems extreme, but its worth it if it stops at least one tourist from taking pictures with an iPad, he joked.
He also discussed Ivanka Trumps White House appointment, referencing a claim that she will act as the presidents eyes and ears. Mitch McConnell will continue to be the neck, he said.
Meyers then discussed the confirmation hearings of Neil Gorsuch and his statement that he is prepared to vote against the interests of any party, including the president which is bad news for Trump because he has a pretty big impeachment trial coming up.
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