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Some Things That ‘Could Be More Fake Than CBS and NBC’
The Fox Business channel broadcast an interview with President Trump on Wednesday, in which he spoke to a very sympathetic Lou Dobbs. The two discussed the coverage of Mr. Trump by other mainstream news media organizations, and the president told Mr. Dobbs that he usually feels misrepresented.
On “The Late Late Show,” James Corden pushed back on that idea.
“During Trump’s rant about the media, he said, ‘What could be more fake than CBS and NBC and ABC and CNN?’ I mean, yeah, what could be more fake? I mean, just off the top of my head, Donald Trump’s approval rating, his inauguration size, his concern for Puerto Rico, his concern for immigrants, his concern for hurricane victims, his golf handicap, his high I.Q., his tan, his hair, his saying that no one respects women more than him, and Fox News.” — JAMES CORDEN
Video by The Late Late Show With James Corden
Trevor Noah on the Opioid Health Emergency
Video by The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah discussed the epidemic of opioid addiction that has swept across the United States, focusing on Mr. Trump’s declaration on Thursday that it is a “national health emergency.” He said that the pharmaceutical lobby bears much of the responsibility for preventing the enforcement of common-sense laws. As an example, he mentioned a town in West Virginia with just under 400 people where a pharmacy ordered nine million hydrocodone pills over the course of two years.
“Holy [expletive], nine million pills for 400 people? Even if one of those people is Charlie Sheen, that still leaves eight million pills unaccounted for.” — TREVOR NOAH
The Punchiest Punchlines (John Kelly Edition)
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly told the Trump administration that if it were up to him, the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. would be between zero and 1. Said Betsy DeVos, ‘So, 13?’” — SETH MEYERS
“Today President Trump had the J.F.K. files declassified. Yeah, Trump said, ‘I can take the class out of anything.’” — CONAN O’BRIEN
The Bits Worth Watching
When it comes to Mr. Trump, Stephen Colbert is not quite as friendly an interviewer as Mr. Dobbs.
Video by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Mr. O’Brien and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers sampled a new video game, “Assassin’s Creed Origins.”
Video by Team Coco
Enjoy the Weekend
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