Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah mock Trump for bungling Taliban peace, war with Chrissy Teigen

Late night hosts mock Trump on Taliban peace, Chrissy Teigen war
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President Trump tweeted Saturday night that he was calling off peace talks with the Taliban and disinviting them from a secret Camp David summit. "Yes, Donald Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David the weekend before 9/11," Stephen Colbert noted on Monday's Late Show. "That's like... there's nothing that's like that. That is only that, nothing else is like that. Does Donald Trump not know what 9/11 is?"

Trump was reportedly willing to overlook the bad optics and ignore the advice from his top advisers because he was so taken with the idea of sealing a landmark peace agreement at historic Camp David. "So he wanted the praise for a diplomatic achievement that he didn't achieve," Colbert recapped. "Clearly he's a shoo-in for the Nobel Participation Prize — if you had fun, you won, everybody gets a hug!"

"Only Trump would brag about a meeting he didn't have," Jimmy Kimmel said at Kimmel Live. "Donald Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David! Three days before 9/11! Next month he's taking al Qaeda to Six Flags." This time, even "the Republican establishment is not behind our dangerously dimwitted president," Kimmel said. "But the only one who actually spoke out publicly was the 212-year-old host of The 700 Club," Pat Robertson.

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"So instead of meeting with the Taliban yesterday, Trump spent the day lashing out at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen — for real," he said, reading Trump's tweet-attack on Legend and his "filthy mouthed wife." Right, he deadpanned, "we can't have all these 'filthy mouthed' women around — the Taliban is coming over, guys!"

"Chrissy Teigan's response was too vulgar for the news to repeat," Trevor Noah said at The Daily Show. "Luckily, we're not the news." Still, while Trump's beef with celebrities is entertaining, his beef with the Taliban "might actually have major, real-world consequences."

Noah recapped what we think actually happened with Trump scuttling a long-sought, nearly complete peace deal: "So the Taliban refused to come to America, and Trump tweeted out 'No, I'm breaking up with you guys,' and so there is a possibility that the war in Afghanistan will continue now because Trump has put a photo opportunity above peace." Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.