President Donald Trump’s rally in New Hampshire was the topic of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s monologue.
The New Hampshire primary meant that the entire country’s attention was on the New England state and the Democratic Party. According to Stephen Colbert, the thought of the spotlight being somewhere else was too much for President Donald Trump and that’s why he treated himself to another rally.
President Trump’s rallies have often been held to either soothe his ego or give him a chance to celebrate a major win. With his recent impeachment acquittal and the 2020 election on the horizon, it was a time to gloat when President Trump traveled to New Hampshire.
The rallies have also become a well of material for late night hosts like Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert. Anytime President Trump goes off script in an environment he feels comfortable, there is a high chance he’ll say something that gets mocked the next morning.
It was more of the same during President Trump’s rally in New Hampshire. Colbert argued that the only point was to take attention away from Democrats and hijack the media coverage that should have been on the primary. The Late Show host took shots at the president for his comments on his daughter, geography, and more in Tuesday night’s monologue.
President Trump was once again mocked for his struggles with geography. While in Manchester, New Hampshire, President Trump repeatedly mispronounced the name of the nearby town Concord despite professing his love for it. And shortly after confusing Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, it was obvious that President Trump thought Concord, New Hampshire was Concord, Massachusetts, the site of the famous American Revolution battle.
Colbert does just enough to make a joke about President Trump’s introduction of his daughter Ivanka Trump before moving on. Plenty has already been made both on late night and elsewhere of how the president speaks about his daughter. Colbert lets the audience reaction make the point before moving on to stories other than the rally.
As the “Attention Hog” title used for the monologue suggests, President Trump wanted counterprogramming to the Democratic primary. The problem is that his remarks made more headlines for being incorrect or bizarre and offered more material for his critics like Stephen Colbert. But then again, when has that ever slowed him down before?