Thursday, November 12, 2020

Colbert, Meyers, Noah, and Kimmel take closer looks at Trump refusing to concede

Back in September, I posted what if Trump refuses to concede a loss in November? We're finding out the answer along with a bonus helping of Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. If someone more competent were trying this, it would be just terrifying. Since it's Donald Trump, it's still terrifying, but it's also ridiculous. Stephen Colbert captures both parts in Trump Has Yet To Show Real Evidence Of Fraud, But Getting Him Out Of Office May Be A Bumpy Ride.

The President's attempt to stay in office with false claims of massive voter fraud would be laughable were it not for his deeply scary move to replace top Pentagon officials with Trump loyalists ahead of Inauguration Day.
Yes, all this would be risible except for Trump's personnel actions at the Defense Department, which look like what would happen if he wants them to do something nefarious for him. What, I don't know, but I don't like it.

Seth Meyers examined the situation in Trump and the GOP Still Refuse to Accept Biden's Win: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party supporting Trump as he tries to invalidate the results of the 2020 election and overthrow the democratically elected government.
"Sore winners rarely make good losers." Trump is just as sore a loser as he was a sore winner.

I didn't include Trevor Noah in Colbert, Kimmel, and Corden react to Trump's speech last night with derision and outrage plus a bonus Closer Look, so I'm making up for that by sharing The Trump Admin Prepares For Their Nonexistent Second Term.

The White House continues on as if the election didn’t happen, Trump hasn’t been seen in public since the race was called, and, with lawsuits being thrown out around the country, Republicans turn to the public to find voter fraud evidence.
I agree with Noah; Trump hasn't progress very far along the stages of grief, as he keeps bouncing between denial and anger. I would have to look hard for signs of bargaining, although not showing his face in public for several days might be a symptom of depression. Acceptance? Forget it!

Jimmy Kimmel did report on Trump making a public appearance in Trump Firing Everybody as Election Standoff Continues.

Jimmy sends his thanks and gratitude to Veterans everywhere for their service, Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery after ousting top officials at the Pentagon, Trump is filing lawsuits but even his lawyers can’t seem to find fraud, local officials are being turned into punching bags, Jimmy compares Trump to the woman who claimed to find a finger in her Wendy’s chili in 2005, a County Commissioner in Pennsylvania tweeted something he clearly meant for a fake account, we break down the election for kids with help from “Paw Patrol,” Chris Stapleton has a new COVID Christmas Album, and Jimmy shows off the awesome guitar skills he picked up over quarantine.
Too bad Kimmel didn't show the clip of Trump's Veterans Day visit to Arlington National Cemetary, otherwise I'd point out how the First Lady was holding the arm of the soldier escorting her, not her husband. I'll do it anyway.

I think she's more accepting of the result than her husband.

That's it for today's comedic look at the transition. Stay tuned for Friday the 13th. May it not be an unlucky day!

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