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Late Night Tackles Trump and Puerto Rico

Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert wince at Trump's Puerto Rico antics. Seth Meyers is speechless.

"Two weeks ago, Puerto Rico was devastated by a Category 5 hurricane," Trevor Noah said on Tuesday's Daily Show, "and today, President Trump went to the island to finish them off." He showed Trump throwing rolls of paper towels to Puerto Ricans, and winced. "I know Trump doesn't care about Puerto Rico, but at least act like you do," Noah said. "If you think that was bad, later on he donated food by dragging steak through a village."

"You have to admit though, man, this guy knows how to bring the party, because look at the people there: They're having fun," Noah said. "I don't care who you are or how mad you are at Trump, it's almost like when he shows up you get sucked into the world of good times. He's like one of those guys they hire to get things started at a bar mitzvah."

Stephen Colbert was less impressed with Trump's fun-making, noting on The Late Show that Trump also "addressed the devastation this hurricane caused to him," telling the U.S. territory that it has "thrown our budget a little out of whack." "What?" Colbert said. "That's like a fireman rescuing you from a burning building and then saying, 'You do understand what our water bill's going to be now, right? Do you have any idea how many sexy calendars we're going to have to sell just to pay for this?'"

Colbert was also stunned at Trump's amazement that someone would actually use water-purification tablets. "Yes, she'd drink it, because it's the only water she has," he said. "Just like she's only talking to you because you're the only president we got."

On Late Night, Seth Meyers was left uncharacteristically speechless. Watch below. Peter Weber