Aug 17, 2017

Trump's fall from TV grace

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CNN's Bill Carter sums up Trump's TV fallout from Charlottesville: "On late night TV, Trump's no laughing matter anymore," noting, "Charlottesville sparked an unmistakable outpouring of comedic rage."

  • NBC's Seth Myers: "We shouldn't have to shame or press the President of the United States to say Nazis are bad."
  • ABC's Jimmy Kimmel "offered a thorough, and passionately sincere, recital of how Trump 'screws up royally every day, sometimes two or three times a day. Every day there's something nuts!' ... Kimmel's list [was] 17 items long."
  • CBS's Stephen Colbert, on Trump's shot at CNN's Jim Acosta: "Sir, you see how you condemned CNN right off the top of your head with no script? Next time, like that — but with Nazis."

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