Friday, May 22, 2020

Meyers, Colbert, and Kimmel take closer looks at Trump threatening Michigan then visiting it while not wearing a mask

President Trump can't leave Michigan alone. Yesterday, I posted Trump threatens Michigan and Nevada over mail-in voting, which took a serious look at the story. That same day, he visited the Great Lakes State and toured a Ford plant that is now making ventilators. That became the fodder for three late-night talk-show hosts last night, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel.* I begin with Meyers, who directly addressed Trump's threats about Michigan sending out absentee ballot applications in Trump Attacks Vote-by-Mail, Refuses to Wear a Mask: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at the president and his political allies trying to subvert the 2020 election by using the levers of power to target political opponents and disrupt the voting process.
Colbert also lampooned Trump not wearing a mask in front of the cameras as well as giving a word salad response about his COVID-19 test results in Our Positively Negative President Says "We'll Put Out The Fires" Of Any Second Waves Of Infection.

President Trump dropped another head-scratcher during his Chopper Talk time on Thursday before heading to Michigan when he revealed the results of his latest coronavirus test. The President also downplayed the need for a national plan to avoid future spikes in Covid-19 infections around the country.
Jimmy Kimmel covered the same material with a little more outrage in Jimmy Kimmel’s Quarantine Monologue – Trump is “Man of the Year” & “King of Ventilators”.

In today’s #JimmyKimmelLiveFromHisHouse monologue, Jimmy talks about Donald Trump's latest Hydroxychloroquine update, Trump touring the Ford Motor plant, his unsubstantiated claim that he was once named "Man of the Year" in Michigan, and calling himself the “King of Ventilators.”
Despite his repeated claims, Trump was never "Man of the Year" in Michigan, but his making it is getting to be a running joke.

Speaking of running jokes, or at least common threads among the monologues, Meyers, Colbert, and Kimmel all shared that working from home is getting to them. I can relate. I returned to the office last week for the first time in two months and it felt good to do something normal, even if my co-workers and I are all wearing masks, unlike the President. I'm sure all three hosts are looking forward to getting the all-clear so they can return to the studio, even if there is no audience.

There, I feel better about Trump's threats and visit by being able to laugh at him and the stories he's created. It's the best we can until until he's voted out. I hope my readers feel the same, at least about being able to laugh at the news.

*The fourth face in the preview image is Sarah Cooper, who lip-synched Trump's "positively negative" remark to hilarious effect.

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