Late-night hosts arrived back after a vacation to discuss the Nike controversy, supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Bob Woodward’s new book on Donald Trump.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host spoke about how people are ripping the Nike logo from socks. “Finally something dumber than eating Tide pods,” he remarked.
He continued: “It’s a powerful statement that says: ‘I have too many socks.’”
It’s the latest protest from Trump supporters against a company and Kimmel went on to sum them all up.
“It’s kind of hilarious if you think about it,” he sais. “All of these guys who voted for Trump, now they can’t watch the NFL, they can’t ride Harleys, they have to burn their Nikes, they can’t go to Starbucks or watch Netflix, they have to love Vladimir Putin and hate the FBI … I mean, if this was a practical joke, it would be one of the greatest practical jokes of all time.”
He added: “Why not just burn your money? You already bought the clothes.”
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert referred to events in the White House as “historically crazy stuff” before commenting that his initial wish to discuss what happened over the last fortnight in detail was curtailed at the last minute.
Colbert joked that it is “a book named after the emotion Trump feels after he sees a book”.
In Woodward’s exposé, he reveals many shocking details about Trump’s presidency, including his repeated jabs at the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who he apparently called a “dumb southerner”.
“Not all southerners are dumb, just the ones willing to work for you,” Colbert said.
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host spoke about the problematic nature of a president who is under investigation then trying to confirm a new supreme court justice.
“It’s like Bonnie getting arrested and saying: ‘You know who’d make a great judge? Clyde,’” he joked.
Meyers also spoke about Trump’s ****** on Sessions but this time referring to a tweet that criticized how two Republican candidates remain under investigation, blaming it on him. Trump tweeted that the Democrats must now love him for what he is doing.
“First of all, no one loves Jeff Sessions,” Meyers said. “He looks like a haunted doll that moves whenever you look away.”
Meyers continued to go into detail about how Brett Kavanaugh is being presented by both rightwing pundits and Republicans as a carpool dad. “Anyone can drive a car!” he said.
“Republicans are rushing to confirm the supreme court nominee of a president under criminal investigation who’s trying to subvert the justice system to his own political ends so they can roll back voting rights, reproductive rights and workers’ rights to solidify their grip on power, and their only argument is that he’s a carpool dad,” he added.
On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah spoke about Nike’s new controversial campaign with Colin Kaepernick who appears next to the statement: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
“It’s also the motto of many ******** addicts,” Noah joked.
He then spoke about the outrage that the ad has caused among Republicans, some of whom are now burning their Nike shoes.
“Wow, people are so angry, they’re burning their own shoes?” he said. “You realize Nike already has your money, right? They’ve already got your money. You’re only hurting yourself.”
He also joked: “I’d love to see how they’d protest Home Depot.”