Late-Night Hosts Roast Trump Over Revealing ‘Fire and Fury’ Excerpts

Late-Night Hosts Roast Trump Over Revealing ‘Fire and Fury’ Excerpts

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President Trump‘s alleged foibles were put on display in excerpts from Michael Wolff’s forthcoming book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, earlier this week, and on Thursday, late night hosts added a few zingers of their own.

Wolff’s tell-all portrays Trump and his administration in an oft-unflattering light and contends, among other things, that Trump never intended to win the election, and that his obsession with fast food runs deep.

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel seized on the tidbit – and others – to get some jabs in on the president.

“Let me get this straight,” Noah said on The Daily Show, about an excerpt that claimed Trump ate McDonald’s because he was otherwise afraid of getting poisoned. “Trump only trusts food if the people who made it had no idea it was for him. That’s why he goes to McDonald’s. Now I can’t help picturing some random person at McDonald’s, and just before they bite into their burger, the president bursts out of their ball pit and grabs their food. Just like, ‘Surprise! Nyum nyum nyum nyum nyum. By the way, someone not me went potty in the ball pit.'”

The host also pointed to an excerpt that suggested that Trump would often retire to his bedroom with a cheeseburger by 6:30 p.m. if he wasn’t having dinner with Steve Bannon.

“I mean, it makes sense in a way, you need to get your 11 hours in before your 5 a.m. rage tweets, but still!” Noah exclaimed.

Colbert also pointed to the excerpt as a puzzling bit of information – though, he said, it seemed to confirm one important thing about Trump’s bedroom habits.

“It turns out that the president and the first lady have separate bedrooms, the first first couple to do so since John and Jackie Kennedy. Meaning Donald Trump has had just as much sex as JFK has had … in the past year,” he joked. “But, if you’re concerned that the president might have a mistress, don’t worry,” he said, before explaining that one of the revelations in the book claims that if Trump did not have one of his regular dinners with since-ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, he was instead in bed with a cheeseburger.”

Kimmel’s biggest takeaway from the explosive details in Wolff’s books and the subsequent legal case against the journalist is that the White House is only driving up interest in the book by trying to bar its publication.

“Here’s the thing. This is what I would ask Donald Trump: If you don’t want people to read a book about you, why would you take legal action to try to stop people from reading the book about you?” Kimmel said.

“I wasn’t going to buy the book,” he continued. “But now that Trump’s lawyers are going all out to try to stop it from being published – I’m buying 20 copies! I can’t buy enough of these books.”

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