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Late Night Tackles the Trump Administration

Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Trevor Noah say farewell to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, appropriately

President Trump just spent 30 hours with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, and "you're not going to believe this, he said some crazy stuff," Jimmy Kimmel said on Thursday's Kimmel Live. Notably, after two years of yelling "no collusion," Trump said he'd happily collude with a foreign government. "He's incredible, he honestly doesn't seem to know what collusion is," Kimmel said. "All he knows is he didn't do it, but he would do it! Because why not? Who cares what the guy he hired to be the head of the FBI thinks about it?"

"Today was one of the worst days, P.R.-wise, in quite some time for Team Trump, which makes me wonder about the timing of this announcement," Kimmel said, reading Trump's tweet about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stepping down at the end of June. "She's going home to be a professional skateboarder. That's true — or at least it's as true as everything she said while she was working at the White House." Not that she seems sad to leave, he said. When Trump gave her a public sendoff, she never looked "so happy before. She is literally Hucka-beaming with joy at the thought of leaving." Kimmel showed a short retrospective "to reflect and pay tribute to all the Hucka-B.S. she gave us" over her "two wonderful years" as press secretary.

Yes, "White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is quitting," Trevor Noah said at The Daily Show. "And we know that this is true because she's denied it. But this news isn't that surprising because you realize she stopped giving press conferences months ago. So it's just quitting what she already wasn't doing. She's essentially quit being press secretary the same way Trump quit CrossFit."

"In a statement, Sanders said nothing, as usual," Jimmy Fallon said at The Tonight Show. "When reporters asked the president who his next press secretary would be, he was like, 'Twitter.'" Peter Weber