Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers doubt Trump's sincerity about civility after the letter bombs

Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert on Trump versus the letter bombs
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On Thursday, new suspected letter bombs were discovered targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and Robert De Niro. "Oh, come on!" Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show. "De Niro's not even a government official, he just criticized Trump at award shows. We're getting pretty far down the list of Trump's enemies at this point — watch your back, vegetables!" President Trump responded to the letter bombs by urging politicians to "stop treating political opponents as being morally defective." Colbert got the wrong idea: "So you're deleting your Twitter account?"

The FBI is searching for "whomever's been mailing pipe bombs to known critics of Donald Trump," Jimmy Kimmel said on Kimmel Live, joking, "I'm glad I never said anything negative about him." Of course, he added, "the nut patrol is now out in full force — a number of prominent right-wingers are floating what they call 'false flag' theories." He focused on Lou Dobbs. Trump did read a statement about the bombs, Kimmel said, but if you thought he had "already reached the hypocrisy apex, I'm sorry to report you were incorrect." He showed some examples of Trump calling his opponents morally defective, then said that "blaming the media for bombs that were sent to the media is like blaming skyscrapers for 9/11."

At Wednesday's rally, Trump "kept bragging to the crowd about how nice he was being," Seth Meyers said on Late Night, and for Trump that meant just saying his normal attacks in a "nice" voice. "Man, low-energy Trump is so weird," Meyers said. He did pay Trump a professional compliment, though. "Listen to Trump's impression of himself — it's almost like he knows how crazy he is," he said. "I've said it before and I'll say it again: Donald Trump has the best Donald Trump impression." Watch below for Meyers' assessment of Trump's "closing argument for the midterms: Lying about health care, immigration, and a made-up tax cut." Peter Weber

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