Late Shows and their Trump Comments

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

In his latest edition of The Late Show, which aired Monday, May 15, Colbert made jokes about Trump’s lack of and consideration of removing press briefings from the White House agenda. Colbert explicitly called out President Trump and asked for his resignation of the office.


Stephen Colbert, comedian and host of the talk show, has made more remarks about President Trump. Other late night show hosts such as Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah have also sided with Colbert’s statements and have made contributions themselves.


As a fan of Colbert’s satirical comedy, Sam Augustin, 12, catches Colbert often and thus was able to witness Colbert’s comments live.


“I haven’t really been keeping up with the news so I don’t know what Trump is doing all the time,” Augustin said, “but seeing his interview on The Late Show and seeing Colbert talk about it really made me think about what’s happening.”


Criticism for Trump has reached a peak recently, as it has just been reported that the president gave out confidential information about ISIS to Russia. Critics have reported that this is a breach of national security and should merit some form of legal action. Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, referenced the security breach along with Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.


Living in a moderately Republican home setting but living in a liberal city, Adam Dagnachew, 12, lives around differing opinions on the presidency.


“My parents were into Trump a while ago but he’s really just made so many mistakes that you can’t really support him anymore,” Dagnachew said. “I saw the Seth Meyers thing on Twitter last night which is where I first heard about it. It’s crazy how this guy is the president and everyone that has the ability to get rid of him won’t do it because they’re all friends.”


Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, added on to Seth Meyers’ statements and discussed the leak as well. In addition, Noah made jokes about how simple it is for Russia to receive intel on the United States’ proceedings in the Middle East.


Lexi Martinez, 12, opposed the idea of a Trump presidency since the beginning of the election cycle.


“Part of me wants to be able to say ‘I told you so’ but I’m also living under this mess,” Martinez said. “There were a ton of problems even before his election and so many people saw them but nothing changed and that made me really annoyed.”

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah use their platform to express their views on Trump’s presidency. The general consensus of most critics comes down to Noah’s final thought from Monday’s episode of The Daily Show, “So the good news is, Trump listens during intel briefings. And the bad news is, Trump listens during intel briefings.” President Trump will be in Brussels and Italy throughout next week for NATO and G7 meetings.