Though former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon insists President Trump receives his support “day in and day out,” late night hosts wasted no time turning their rift into fodder after excerpts from a new tell-all were published Wednesday.
In Michael Wolff’s forthcoming book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Bannon was quoted as calling his former colleagues “unpatriotic” for taking the now-infamous meetingin Trump Tower to discuss an alleged Russian offer to provide dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
In the NSFW clip from Colbert’s monologue, The Late Show host referenced Trump’s assertion that the former CEO of his campaign has “lost his mind.”
“Now all he has to do is lose his dog, and he’s gonna have an awesome country song,” Colbert cracked.
“Still, ‘lost his mind’? That’s pretty harsh. But what kind of stuff has Bannon been saying since he was fired?” Colbert asked, introducing a clip of Bannon declaring “Every person in this country should get down every night and thank God Donald Trump is president of the United States.”
“Clearly insane,” said Colbert.
“I didn’t even know presidents could release diss tracks,” The Daily Show host joked after airing a clip with portions of Trump’s remarks about Bannon in the NSFW segment.
Though he was impressed with No. 45’s slams, Noah admitted he wasn’t sure who to champion in this battle.
“As much as I enjoy watching this fight, I realize I don’t know who I’m rooting for. Steve Bannon beefing with Donald Trump? It’s like Alien vs. Sexual Predator. Who do you go with?”
“Opposers, brace yourselves: Mommy and daddy are fighting,” Klepper said, before diving into what he deemed our country’s “most severe crisis of the 21st century.”
But The Opposition host was optimistic in the NSFW clip, saying that the “mature adults in a beautiful healthy throuple with America” could overcome their differences.
Acting as a child whose parents are separating, Klepper pleaded for their reunion. “I need you both,” he said.
“Trumpy, I need your tough, emotionless, husk of well-tanned flesh to teach me character,” Klepper joked. “Banny, I need your soft, loving, stubbly embrace to teach me compassion. Whatever you do, stay together for me.”