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Late Night Tackles Trump versus the World

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon ridicule Trump for skipping a WWI memorial event due to a little rain

When President Trump visited France over the weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, "once again, Trump was very chummy with [Vladimir] Putin," Jimmy Kimmel said on Monday's Kimmel Live. "This is his face when his Sugar Vladdy showed up. I have to say, I've studied him, I've only seen that dopey grin on his face one other time, and that was when the Colonel came to visit." He did a play-by-play of Trump greeting Putin.

And "that was not the bigliest embarrassment in Paris," Kimmel said, turning to Trump's skipping a memorial service at an American cemetery on Saturday because it was raining. "Bottom line: He missed the memorial because he didn't want his hair to get wet." He showed an artist's rendering of Trump's hair after a downpour, and also Trump's actual reaction to French President Emmanuel Macron's thrashing of nationalism, an ideology Trump has famously embraced.

The Late Show, like Macron, mocked Trump in French.

"It turns out, though, the whole thing was a big misunderstanding," Jimmy Fallon joked at The Tonight Show. "When someone told Trump it's stormy outside, he said, 'I already paid her, what more does she want?' A lot of people are speaking out about Trump's decision to cancel a trip to an American military cemetery because it was raining. Joining us now with his own thoughts is former President Barack Obama." Fallon's Obama impersonator was also unimpressed with Trump's ombrophobia.

"I heard that during his trip, a topless female protester ran in front of Trump's motorcade," Fallon continued. "One Secret Service agent tackled her so she couldn't get to Trump, while another tackled Trump so he couldn't get to her." He also poked fun at Trump's grin when Putin arrived. "Actually Putin showed up to the event late," Fallon said. "He was like, 'Forgive me, I was overseeing recount in Florida.'" Watch below. Peter Weber