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Late Night Tackles Trump and North Korea

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have some questions about the failed Trump-Kim nuclear summit

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended their second summit early with no deal. "Trump literally got more done in his summit with Kim Kardashian than Kim Jong Un," Jimmy Kimmel said on Thursday's Kimmel Live. "There's no agreement. Kim will not give up his nuclear program. Trump comes home tiny-empty-handed." Trump still painted a positive picture of the summit and his "warm" and "friendly" relationship with Kim, he added, and it was a little strange.

"How about Trump calling Kim Jong Un 'quite a guy' and 'quite a character'?" Kimmel asked. "Yeah, what a character: He poisoned his brother and put his uncle in front of a firing squad — what a hoot!" But Trump seems committed to carrying on, and he's getting some help. "This is all so nuts," he said. "Imagine waking up from a coma, like 15 years ago, and hearing Dennis K. Rodman is helping President Trump campaign for a Nobel Peace Prize for his summit with the leader of North Korea. I'd probably ask to be put back to sleep."

Trump and Kim, "they actually remind me of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper — there's a real warmth to their relationship," Kimmel said. "But the president left, he flew home today — or maybe he was extradited, I'm not sure. After the testimony from Michael Cohen yesterday, it could be either."

Just for laughs, Kimmel set Cohen's testimony to a Droopy the Dog cartoon.

"It really seemed like they were getting along, but Trump took off before the summit was finished," Jimmy Fallon said on The Tonight Show. "I don't want to call it a breakup, but for the whole 20-hour flight home Trump was blasting Taylor Swift." Still, he added, "after hours of negotiating, Trump just couldn't get Kim to make a deal. So between Kim Jong Un and Nancy Pelosi, we found Trump's biggest weakness: pantsuits." Watch below. Peter Weber