Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah marvel, wince at Trump's 'insane' press conference

Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers gape at Trump
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President Trump was still holding his solo press conference when the late-night shows taped on Wednesday, but Trump provided enough crazy material that they fit in what they could. Late Night's Seth Meyers started with Trump's inadvertent laugh line at the United Nations on Tuesday, which Meyers cast as a cautionary tale for when Trump tells one of his canned lies outside his sycophantic bubble. "He had no idea what he was saying was funny," Meyers said, and he tried to claim his line about accomplishing more than any president in history was meant to get a laugh. Meyers wasn't buying it. "So you've been doing that joke for two years, and the first time it ever worked was at the U.N.?"

Finally, Meyers got to the press conference. "Now, a lot of what you're going to hear is going to sound insane," he warned, playing clips of Trump claiming China loves his "big, big brain" and spinning a "deluded conspiracy theory" where Democrats dreamed up all the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and now gather in a room to "laugh like hell" at what they've pulled off. "No, dude, they're not the ones laughing," Meyers said. "You're thinking of the United Nations."

To wit, via The Late Show.

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Today was a reminder of why Trump doesn't hold solo press conferences "and why nobody wants him to do it on his team," Trevor Noah said on The Daily Show. "It is the wildest incoherent ramblings of words put together." He focused on Trump's spiel about how the Democrats would block George Washington if he nominated him, imagined Washington and his friends in the afterlife when their text alerts went off, then worried about Washington's reputation. Trump "has this insane, innate talent for destroying people's lives when he vouches for them," he said, pointing to Kavanaugh. "Like, I wouldn't be shocked if George Washington gets removed from Mount Rushmore because of Trump." Peter Weber

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