Late Night Hosts React To Donald Trump Inauguration (VIDEO)

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Late Night Hosts Trump Inauguration

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Late Night Hosts Trump Inauguration

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Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert had a lot to say about Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday’s late night shows. Check out the videos below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States at noon on Friday. Later that day, Kimmel, Fallon, and Colbert all taped new episodes of their respective shows. While all three cracked jokes, the lengthiest and most hard-hitting remarks came on the “Late Show.”

Colbert opened with some deadpan, asking, “How was your day? What’s in the news?” He then announced, “Oh, there’s this one thing. If you’re waking up from a coma — bad timing, first of all. Donald Trump has been sworn in as president of the United States. I know, I know. We’re just as confused as you are, and we’ve been awake the whole time.”

The former “Colbert Report” host said it was “dark in the Capitol” (with Michelle Obama’s “shade”), and remarked it’s only “so far, so good” because while Trump now knows the nuclear launch codes, “he hasn’t tweeted them yet.” He went on to say that the Inaugural Address was like “Lincoln huffing paint-thinner” with Trump’s imagery of a dystopian America. “We get it — the country is a turdstorm. You said all of that in the campaign,” an exasperated Colbert exclaimed, going on to ask, “He knows he won, right?”

On “The Tonight Show,” Fallon used the historic inauguration as a chance to break out his Trump impression and mock the mogul’s “tiny hands.” He cracked, “In his defense, it was very cold out.” He went on to note Hillary Clinton “attended the swearing-in,” and “in fact, she did most of the swearing.”

During “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Trump’s hand size was also mocked, and the host admitted he’s been asked if he’s going to continue ribbing on “the most powerful man in the world.” Kimmel said, “And the answer is yeah, of course!” The TV personality, who will host the Oscars next month, told his audience,, “Let me tell you something — I have not had it easy!”

“For the last eight years, I’ve been forced to make jokes about the first lady’s vegetable garden,” he exclaimed. “You think I am not going to grab this pumpkin by the guts and shake it until all the seeds pop out? You’re damn right I am!”

Kimmel noted, “There are two things I hold sacred when it comes to this program. Number one is making kids cry on Halloween. That’s number one. And number two is poking fun at our leaders.” He went on, “What I’m saying is, while presidents may come and go, this monologue happens every night. And tonight, I rededicate myself to taking our leaders to task.”

“Here is my pledge to you over the next four years,” Kimmel declared. “I, James Lando Calrissian Kimmel, do solemnly swear to faithfully satirize, criticize, lampoon and harpoon the President of the United States.” Watch all the clips below.

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