Seth Meyers has been vigorously covering Donald Trump on Late Night, but the president’s latest barrage of tweets against MSNBC’s Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski inspired a new approach.
“This brings us to a new segment called ‘I Can’t,'” Meyers said. As the title suggests, the late-night host tackles topics that make him go, “I just… I just can’t.” And Trump’s attack on Brzezinski made the top slot.
Jimmy Fallon also roasted POTUS in a monologue for The Tonight Show. “President Trump sent a pretty crazy tweet about MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski where he accused her of getting a facelift, then he went back to combing his hair with a Dyson Airblade,” Fallon joked. “Yes, that’s right, Trump accused Mika Brzezinski of getting plastic surgery, which is odd because that’s the only thing covered by his health care plan.”
It was a bit more than simply accusing Brzezinski of getting a facelift. The president of the United States tweeted, “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Stephen Colbert called the tweets “shocking” and “vicious” on The Late Show Thursday night, while others called out Trump on social media.
In their own response, Brzezinski and MSNBC cohost Joe Scarborough wrote, “President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, Morning Joe.”