Late Night Tackles President Trump
Wednesday was the deadline for the IRS to turn over six years of President Trump's tax returns to House Democrats, but "he's never going to let us see those taxes," Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday's Kimmel Live. And it's not because of audits or anything else, Kimmel added: "I believe the reason he won't show us his taxes is because he's not as rich as he claims to be."
Kimmel turned to Politico's recounting of a trip Trump took last year to Mount Vernon with French President Emmanuel Macron. "Trump was reportedly underwhelmed," he said. "He complained that the rooms in the house were too small, the staircases were too narrow, and the toilets were colored white instead of gold, the traditional presidential color."
Trump also asked the tour guide if Washington was really rich, "which is a good question, if you are in kindergarten," Kimmel said. "Then he said if George Washington had been smart, he would have put his name on Mount Vernon, [because,] he said, 'You've got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.' That's why he put his name on Donald Jr., because otherwise no one will remember him."
Trump "does know Washington has a whole city named after him?" Kimmel asked. "It's called Washington, and he lives in it. If he was your uncle, it would be funny, right?"
Yes, Trump reportedly said of Washington, "If he was smart, he would've put his name on it," Seth Meyers said at Late Night. "Trump then added, "But I guess he was stupid,' before returning to Washington, D.C.'"
"When a staffer said, 'Sir, where you live is named after him,' Trump said, 'You mean, George Washington's real last name was Mar-a-Lago Golf Course?'" Jimmy Fallon joked at The Tonight Show. Watch his entire monologue below. Peter Weber