Donald Trump has once again decided to lash out against late-night talk show hosts, sharing a quote lauding the late NBC “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson and declaring Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon will be unemployed after he finishes a second term.
Because once again, everything is all about Trump.
“The three very weak and untalented late night ‘hosts’ are ‘fighting over table scraps. Carson did a great job, it wasn’t political. I don’t know what they’re going to do in 2024 when he’s no longer President? Will be wacky in the unemployment line,’ ” Trump tweeted to his more than 59 million followers after comic Michael Loftus appeared on Fox News’s morning program “Fox & Friends.”
The three very weak and untalented late night “hosts” are “fighting over table scraps. Carson did a great job, it wasn’t political. I don’t know what they’re going to do in 2024 when he’s no longer President? Will be wacky in the unemployment line.” Michael Loftus @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019
The tweet comes one day after the president weighed in on a “Fox & Friends” discussion of former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, who said late-night shows are now too political and lack “civility.”
“The one-sided hatred on these shows is incredible and for me, unwatchable,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “But remember, WE are number one — President!”
“Jay Leno points out that comedy (on the very boring late night shows) is totally one-sided. It’s tough when there’s only one topic.” @foxandfriends Actually, the one-sided hatred on these shows is incredible and for me, unwatchable. But remember, WE are number one – President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
Trump often lashes out at the late-night programs.
At a campaign rally last June, he mocked each late-night host and questioned their humor before insisting that he “can laugh at myself.”
Trump also has a long-running feud with “Saturday Night Live,” which frequently targets the president in its sketches and has brought on Alec Baldwin to do regular impersonations.
Twitter wasn’t having it:
WHY DO YOU CARE, BRO??????? Late Night Comedians have made jokes about every President for idk how long. None were bothered by it except for you. https://t.co/AbXJsMOov4
— CoachKyle (@ozzland2) March 14, 2019
You poor, fragile old man. You're "President" of the United States but you're obsessed with late night TV shows. You're weak and pathetic. https://t.co/XrVOYOzwoe
— Roland Massa (@Rolandmassa7381) March 14, 2019
This is what The President of the United States of America is tweeting. America is a joke and a disgrace because this man is a joke and a disgrace. My god! https://t.co/qzHTa4MwAA
— Agent 0081822-69 Ⓥ ☆ (@AdministrationZ) March 14, 2019
Consecutive days tweeting his anguish over comedians making fun of him. Isn't this an odd thing to be obsessing over during A NATIONAL EMERGENCY????? https://t.co/pQOiVqO0sP
— Michael Freeman (@michaelpfreeman) March 14, 2019