Late night had plenty to say about President Donald Trump attacking George Conway and what it means for Kellyanne Conway.
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be difficult no matter the occupation. Imagine how hard it would be if you’re spouse was publicly feuding with your boss? Now imagine if your boss was President Donald Trump and you’ll have some insight on life for Kellyanne and George Conway right now.
George Conway has been an outspoken critic of President Trump from day one despite his wife serving as Trump’s counselor since 2017. Nobody other than Trump himself has been the face of the administration quite like Kellyanne Conway thanks in part to her constant presence on television.
Things went to a new level this week when President Trump finally decided to publicly respond to George Conway. Conway has always questioned the president’s mental health and seemed to have gone too far for Trump not to lash out this time.
The back and forth between Trump and Conway, the implications for Kellyanne Conway, and coverage from cable news all made for perfect late night material. Shows could actually direct their “one-sided” takes to something a little less severe than say, the Mueller investigation or a foreign relations crisis.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Donald Trump’s performance on the White House lawn provided the setup for Jimmy Kimmel to get into the Conway-Trump-Conway conflict. We get to hear Trump dismiss the Mueller report, criticize John McCain, and retweet Larry the Cable Guy.
Among all that is the Twitter battle with George Conway. Kimmel points out that Trump revealed more about himself by suggesting that George Conway should be embarrassed by his wife’s success. It’s a fitting joke from Kimmel who once suggested that First Lady Melania Trump is happiest when she’s away from her husband. Kimmel closed out the bit by wishing they’d all end up on Dr. Phil, an idea that our next show also had.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah is usually one to give the other side the benefit of the doubt when analyzing any given situation. He understand that diagnosing a mental disorder from afar isn’t exactly fair. But it only takes until about the third symptom of “narcissistic personality disorder” for Noah to drop that and suggest George Conway could be on to something.
Noah was also the one late night host to mock the coverage of the feud that so intensely commented on the Conway’s marriage. Yes, everyone can agree that it is a bizarre situation but is it really for political commentators to start questioning how long the marriage will last?
And just like Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah is hoping that this all leads to on explosive episode of Dr. Phil. Since that will never actually happen, he gives us the next best thing with “Dr. Phtrevor.”
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Of course Seth Meyers had to take “A Closer Look” at President Trump’s attacks on George Conway. As always, Meyers does an excellent job of setting things up by reminding the audience about how tough the president and his supporters have tried to portray themselves.
People inside and outside of comedy have noticed that Trump tends to project his own issues onto others. Meyers points this out over Trump calling George Conway a “husband from hell,” reminding us of Trump’s divorces, alleged affairs, and personal life in the tabloids.
As long as President Trump has access to a Twitter account, feuds like this one with George Conway will keep happening. On the bright side it’s better that he feud with the spouses of his employees rather than say, a foreign leader or ally? No matter what though late night will continue to bring the jokes.