Late-night TV hosts craft comic response to Trump comments

Jimmy Fallon received backlash for the light-hearted conversation and for playfully mussing Donald Trump's hair in 2016

During a rally where he stumped for S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster ahead of Tuesday's primary, Trump commented on the deluge of criticism coming from late night hosts.

On Global's "The Late Show" Tuesday night, the host chose to go right to the source, interviewing Trump herself (played in the sketch by an actress, of course).

"Hey, Lowlife", Fallon said, using President Donald Trump's term for Colbert.

Fallon filled Colbert in on Trump's speech: "I heard he said we're all no-talent, lowlife, lost souls". Honestly, are these people amusing? "Hey, lost soul", Fallon responds. "Listen, Mr. President. I will not stand here and let you talk that way about James Corden", he joked.

"Be a man", Colbert advised, also parroting Trump's words. After reminding Fallon to "be a man", the two talk about Trump's rally.

Colbert said, "Well, that's not right. That's Conan", Colbert said, before placing a call to O'Brien. O'Brien's "Conan", show on TBS, is on hiatus this week. "This guy on CBS has no talent", Trump said, referring to Colbert. "The real-estate guy who sells steaks?" he asks incredulously. "He's president?! Wow! How's he doing?"

"Not so good", Colbert replies.

While Kimmel did not appear in Tuesday night's cold open, O'Brien took his place. "If we're not careful this thing could start to get ugly". They then rope in O'Brien, who advises his fellow late show hosts to keep it "civil".

"What do you want to eat?"

Colbert and Fallon agree to meet at the restaurant that denied service to Trump's press secretary.

Trump went on to claim that his appearance on Fallon's show in 2016 contributed to The Tonight Show's "monster ratings", and that the host "should be thankful, he shouldn't be upset or angry".

Colbert played a clip of Trump speaking about immigration policy following the decision. "So Melania, if you're watching, I don't think your anti-bullying campaign is working". Turns out Carson was ahead of his time, Colbert quipped.

"He went after Jimmy Fallon".

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