Late-night TV hosts craft comic response to Trump comments

The hosts of America's popular late-night talk shows have put on a rare united front in response to criticism from President Donald Trump.

Featuring The Late Show host Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, the three debated how to respond to Trump's claim that all three had "no talent".

When Fallon asks if Colbert saw Trump's rally on Monday, the CBS host says: 'Nope'. "Hey lowlife!" Fallon says, to which Colbert replies, "Hey lost soul! Because now he's gonna lose all of us", Trump said. "That's Conan", Stephen continued in reference to Conan O'Brien who shockingly was the only late night host Trump didn't mock. "That's Conan." Then he brought Conan onto the call. "If we're not careful, this could start to get ugly", O'Brien said, clearly missing another element of the cultural moment.

Colbert and Fallon agree to meet at the restaurant that denied service to Trump's press secretary.

"Honestly are these people amusing?", Trump asked the crowd, earning a resounding "No".

Fallon responded, "What are you up to?" "This guy on CBS has no talent", Trump said, referring to Colbert.

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Of course, it's far too late for that, as they are now clearly in Trump's cross-hairs.

"Red Hen!" Colbert said, closing the segment and leading into the opening credits. "So Melania, if you're watching, I don't think your anti-bullying campaign is working".

After Fallon and Colbert hang up on Conan, the two discuss lunch plans."Yeah, where do you want to eat?"

Colbert proceeded to launch an impassioned defense of Corden, before abruptly stopping once he received word the president was actually talking about him, not Corden.

"Hey, lowlife", Fallon greeted Colbert in a video chat during the Tuesday, June 26, episodes of their shows. The president railed against Jimmy Kimmel as well, who's been his most outspoken critic in late night, calling him "terrible", as reported by Time.

  • Michelle Webb