Late night hosts really enjoy watching Trump being 'Fox & Friend-zoned' by Steve Doocy

Late night hosts on Trump and Fox & Friends
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President Trump's campaign raised $1.1 billion, blew through $800 million, and now he's being outspent by Joe Biden on TV, Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show. "But Trump gets plenty of free airtime. This morning he phoned it in to his friendly friends at the Fox & Friends," and "after 47 long minutes, the friendly Fox interview finally wrapped up with Trump making it clear he wants to do it again soon, and repeatedly." He got a hard maybe from his Fox friends, Colbert noted. "I just think Steve Doocy's not that into you."

"President Trump called in to Fox & Friends this morning and announced he will now appear on the show once a week," Seth Meyers said at Late Night, "though he didn't say exactly why he's cutting back,"

"It will only be one call a week, and 168 hours per call," Jimmy Fallon suggested at The Tonight Show. "I'm not surprised Fox had to schedule a weekly call with Trump; he's like your relative who always calls at the worst times." Trump told his Fox friends he read Bob Woodward's entire "boring" 480-page book Monday night, and Fallon was skeptical: "Please, I have more faith in there being a real vaccine before the election. ... The only way Trump finished a book in one night is if he ate it."

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Doocy seemed pretty done by the time Trump signed off, Fallon added. "You know it's been a great chat when the person you're talking to says exactly how many minutes it's been."

"Wow, Steve Doocy just told the president of the United States, 'Don't call us, we'll call you," Trevor Noah marveled at The Daily Show. "He's the most powerful man in the world, and they're treating him like he's a Jehovah's Witness who's also selling time-shares. And the fact that Doocy even knew that it was 47 minutes just shows you how annoyed he was. Not 45 minutes, not an hour, 47 minutes exactly. That's someone who spent most of a conversation staring at their watch."

"I think Trump just got Fox & Friend-zoned," James Corden zinged on The Late Late Show, and "it was awkward." For perspective, he said, "this show isn't even 47 minutes long — and think about how long this feels some nights. After 47 minutes of talking on Fox News, Trump finally had to get off the phone and go back to his other major responsibility, watching Fox News." Watch below. Peter Weber

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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.