Former President Donald Trump launched another attack on late-night TV, calling the hosts “creeps” in a social media post. Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel took it upon themselves to respond on Tuesday night.
Apparently, Trump wasn’t thrilled by the return of late-night TV. The resolution to the Writers Guild of America ended late-night’s hiatus. It came just in time as the former president began his civil trial this week.
Perhaps Trump caught wind of Stephen Colbert’s monologue recapping the former president’s tough summer. Or maybe he watched Seth Meyers take “A Closer Look” at the multiple indictments handed down over the past five months.
Whatever the reason, Trump chose to go on Truth Social and attack late-night TV. “Now that the strike is over, the talentless, low rated creeps of late night television are back,” Trump posted.
It certainly isn’t the first time Trump has taken aim at late-night TV. Saturday Night Live, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, and more have all been on his radar in the past. And as always, late-night TV had a response.
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel fire back at Donald Trump
After Stephen Colbert’s monologue waved goodbye to Kevin McCarthy, attention turned to Donald Trump’s Truth Social post.
“Thank you for watching, sir,” Colbert began. “But I’m not surprised. He’s a 77-year-old white guy, of course he’s watching CBS.”
When Trump posted about late-night TV again, Colbert flipped it on its head. “Remember when I told you that the poorly rated and not at all funny late night talk shows are nothing less than a major campaign contribution to the radical left Democrat party,” Trump wrote. “Watch what is going on. So interesting!” he added.
Colbert took the post as an endorsement and used Trump’s words against him. The quote was added to a Late Show ad in New York City. The comedian quipped he hopes Trump can check it out on the way to his next court appearance.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue also weighed in on Trump’s post. “I I love that with everything he’s got going on, running for president, 91 felony charges, a $250 million fraud trial, he still finds time to watch his favorite late-night shows and tantrum about them,” Kimmel said.
Kimmel echoed Colbert by joking that Trump’s rant sounded like a network promo. So Jimmy Kimmel Live! put together a mock ad using Trump’s words to celebrate late-night’s return.
“In fairness, you can’t really argue with him,” Kimmel concluded. “The man does know talentless, loser creeps. In fact, he fathered two of them,” he added, taking a parting shot at Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump.
Late-night TV is just getting warmed up and with Saturday Night Live around the corner, we probably haven’t heard the last review from Donald Trump.