Colbert Says an Innocent Homage to George Bush Sounded Like Trump-Bashing

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Trump on the Bush Funeral

Stephen Colbert on Wednesday rolled footage from the state funeral of former President George Bush, and he identified change appeared to return over the opposite presidents in attendance when President Trump confirmed up.

“It was fairly a transferring sight to see the presidents and the primary girls within the entrance row, ready to honor President Bush, chatting comfortably with each other. Till Trump confirmed up, after which it turned silent-staring time. Donald Trump is the one particular person on this planet who can carry down a funeral.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

Colbert confirmed a shot of former Presidents Barack Obama, Invoice Clinton and Jimmy Carter with their wives, all studying aloud from a program in unison with the pastor. In the meantime, Trump retains his program folded by his aspect, showing both disinterested or oblivious.

“Oh, I’m sorry, I, uh, I zoned on the market for a minute. I used to be enthusiastic about all of the evangelicals who voted for me. What are we doing, the Macarena? I’m in.” — STEPHEN COLBERT, impersonating Trump

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Colbert highlighted the information that Bush’s household promised to stop audio system from critiquing Trump on the funeral earlier than he agreed to attend.

“In fact, earlier this yr President Trump was famously not invited to former first woman Barbara Bush’s funeral. However he was welcomed at the moment after the ‘Bush household promised Trump that’ the ‘funeral would keep away from criticizing him.’ They even assured him that the choir would drown out the sound of different ex-presidents rolling of their graves!” — STEPHEN COLBERT, quoting from an article in The Hill

Bush’s biographer, Jon Meacham, mentioned of Bush in his eulogy: “His life code was: inform the reality; don’t blame folks.” Colbert puzzled if that was towards the agreed-upon guidelines.

“As quickly as you begin praising somebody’s honesty, you’re mechanically throwing shade at Donald Trump. I imply, Obama made Trump seem to be a nasty president simply by sitting subsequent to him.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

Fallon on the Gaslight

Jimmy Fallon donned a black turtleneck and a beret and dimmed the “Tonight Present” cameras into black-and-white to “poetry-slam the information.” The Roots morphed right into a jazz band behind him as he rhymed and extemporized on the Russia investigation, Hanukkah and — actually discovering his stride — lettuce.

“They wouldn’t allow us to — eat the let-tuce.
Are you aware why? There was E. coli.
So I’m going purchase iceberg or arugula — these had been extra legitimate.
Who am I kidding? I by no means eat salad.” — JIMMY FALLON

The Punchiest Punchlines (Pixar Version)

“A household in California is in search of their son’s teddy bear in a cluster of balloons. Then Pixar mentioned, ‘Bought!’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“A brand new report claims that the legalization and taxation of leisure marijuana in New York may present sufficient funds to repair town’s transit system. It might be the primary time anyone’s used weed to make one thing go quicker.” — SETH MEYERS

The Bits Value Watching

Jimmy Kimmel is transferring from well being care coverage into a distinct form of activism. He’s an impassioned advocate of the meatball emoji — and he pulled out all of the stops throughout a gathering with Jennifer eight. Lee of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee.

Allana Harkin of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” spoke to Leslie Smith, a UFC fighter who’s making an attempt to unionize the business.

What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night time

Senator Bernie Sanders, who’s broadly anticipated to run for president in 2020, will sit down with Colbert on Thursday.

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