The election is over, but the late-night jokes don’t stop for anything. And now that we know definitively that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States, we get to see how each late night host reacted to the news.
James Corden reminded us that no matter who we voted for, the important thing is we all got stickers.
Corden threw in a jab at Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson before launching into an uplifting monologue about how excited his 3-year-old son was when he first learned they were moving to America. “Somehow he knew intrinsically that this was a fantastic place to live. It’s a country of opportunity and diversity and hope, and that will never change.”
Jimmy Kimmel reminded us that at least the election is over and done before wondering what kind of future each political figure will have now. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be a tollbooth operator, Bernie Sanders is a Wal-Mart greeter and Hillary Clinton is screaming into a pillow.
Jimmy Fallon, who was criticized earlier this year for his light treatment of Trump in an interview kept things characteristically light on The Tonight Show, according to Us Weekly.
“That’s right, Donald Trump is going to be president. Republicans hope that he will keep his promise to build a wall and Democrats hope that he’ll keep his promise and not accept the election results.”
He cracked jokes about Trump being the first president to hang his own portrait and how “he couldn’t do it without the love of his life, his rock, his better half, FBI director James Comey.”
Fallon also joked about how President Barack Obama is dealing with all this. “President Obama called him last night to congratulate him and even invited him for a meeting to the White House. Of course, it was hard to understand Obama because at the time he was chewing 80 pieces of Nicorrette.
Conan O’Brien, meanwhile, admitted that yesterday was a really strange day. O’Brien offered the comforting thought that we’ve been here before, but “in America, we get to choose who’s going to ruin our country and that’s a privilege.”
Samantha Bee was more pointed in her commentary. “How did everyone get this so spectacularly wrong?” she asked. She confessed that, being born in Canada, this was her first election as a U.S. Citizen. “I voted in an American election for the first time and I broke America.” She continued to say that America is still a great country that’s worth fighting for.
Finally, Seth Meyers kicked his show off on a hopeful note, reminding us the first woman president is still out there right now. “Whoever you are, I hope I live to see your inauguration,” he said.
Meyers also went over how wrong he was about his Trump predictions every step of the way and says that if the pattern continues, Trump is probably going to be a great president.
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