The news on Thursday was dominated by Trump’s press conference and that continued with most of late night television. While Seth Meyers and other hosts took the reactionary route to the presser, Jimmy Kimmel tried to hold to pop culture and have some fun with the aftermath Trump’s impromptu event.
Kimmel kicks things off by boiling down the entire one-hour presser to a sizzle reel of memorable moments, truly the perfect way to digest the event. He then makes a comparison to Charlie Sheen’s memorable “winning” streak from a few years ago, something that never really came to mind until now. While Trump doesn’t look to be living life as hard as Sheen was at the time, his language and the media coverage really do harken back to that time. There was no shortage of Sheen news but President Trump has eclipsed that due to his status alone.
It doesn’t end there for Kimmel who moves on from the presser, stopping for a moment to discuss the non-stop Trump coverage on TV and then heading on the street to see if people can tell the difference between the real news and The Walking Dead>. There’s no mention of zombies, but folks can’t seem to tell that Rick and Daryl aren’t members of the Trump family that are out there trying to defeat Negan and The Saviors. The segment does draw out some funny reactions, including one guy who is completely thrown off by the entire question. His reaction makes you think a bomb explodes in his head at the very moment he hears the question.
It’s still Trump coverage, but at least there are a few things to take the spotlight off the guy for a moment.
(Via Jimmy Kimmel Live)