Late-Night Lately: Mocking Kanye's Trump Visit, John OIiver on Kavanaugh, Fallon's Field TripOctober 13, 2018
During the pair’s meeting, West referred to himself as a “motherfucker” and went on a long rant that ended with him coming around Trump’s desk and hugging him. West donned a “Make America Great Again” hat — which he says makes him feel like “Superman” — and informed Trump that he ignored the president’s naysayers.
“There was a ranting lunatic in the Oval Office today and he had to sit there quietly as Kanye West did this,” The Daily Show host Trevor Noah was quick to quip, before showing a news clip of the rapper speaking throughout the meeting. Noah mentioned that he wasn’t buying Trump’s praise of West. “You know, Trump’s mouth said, ‘That was impressive,’ but you can see he was thinking, ‘Is it racist if I call the cops?” Noah joked.
Though Noah said he was “not a fan of this new Kanye West,” he was amused that the rapper had the ability to “make Trump feel the way Trump makes us feel every day.”
Jimmy Kimmel said the meeting was proof that jokes can “write themselves” sometimes. “You know, I kinda feel like every day I say it was a crazy day — today was the craziest day,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue.
Kimmel also mocked the conversation as being something typically “held between people wearing hospital bracelets.” Kimmel also compared their exchange as reminiscent of Tom Hanks talking to Wilson the Volleyball in Cast Away. “That’s the President of the United States sitting quietly while an irrational madman rants and rave at him. Now he knows how we feel. Every morning when we wake up to him.”
“If you told me 10 years ago that Trump and Kanye would be meeting at the White House, I would’ve said, ‘Oh my god. Kanye becomes president?” said Jimmy Fallon on his show.
Fallon said that a video from the meeting shows West typing in his phone passcode, which is all zeros. “Then Trump said, ‘Hey, that’s the same passcode I use for the nuclear codes,'” he joked with his Trump impression. “When Putin saw that he’s like, ‘It’s too easy.'”