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‘Was It Worth It?’
Late-night hosts couldn’t help but share their excitement on Tuesday, President Trump’s last full day in the White House.
“It’s the day before the day we’ve all been waiting for, because tonight is the last show we’ll do during the presidency of he who shall remain shameless,” Stephen Colbert said.
Conan O’Brien gave us the end credits of the Trump administration, rounding out America’s “four-year relationship” with a cast of memorable characters.
Jimmy Kimmel wondered if, in the end, becoming president had been worth it for Trump.
“Six years ago, we were all perfectly fine to let him keep bumbling around New York, pretending to be a billionaire. He could have been hosting golf tournaments, making TGI Fridays commercials, playing this role he created of the wealthy tycoon. He could have bought a couple of new helicopters, a couple new wives, and we would have all just rolled our eyes and been like, ‘Oh, that’s Donald Trump.’ Probably would’ve landed a sweet gig as the cranky TV judge on some hooded celebrity pie-eating competition. That’s where Donald Trump belonged. But now, most of the country despises him; most of the world despises him. We found out he pays no taxes; he has no money; he is likely to face criminal charges in New York. Nobody will do business with him. Can’t host a golf tournament; can’t even operate a carousel in his hometown anymore. His wife hates him; his kids are screwed. He’s got to hole up in that Cheesecake Factory with a golf course in Florida he lives in for the rest of his life. He won’t be able to invite centerfolds up to his office anymore, and he’ll be generally thought of as the worst president in the history of the United States. So was it worth it? For him, it probably was, but it’s over now.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
On “The Late Late Show,” James Corden and a bevy of Broadway performers repurposed “One Day More” from “Les Misérables.”
The Punchiest Punchlines (Nasal Swab Edition)
“Security wasn’t even this tight when the president was about to be Black.” — TREVOR NOAH
“Look, man, here’s the thing: By this time tomorrow, Donald Trump will be out of power. And I just hope — I hope that he slowly fades away like one of his tans. And I know that he’ll never be fully gone, all right? He’s basically the Covid of politics. America’s gonna be experiencing side effects long after he’s out of the system. And, unfortunately, we’re probably gonna see mutated strains, as well.” — TREVOR NOAH
The Bits Worth Watching
Carey Mulligan spoke with Trevor Noah about her new, darkly comic revenge thriller, “Promising Young Woman.”
What We’re Excited About on Wednesday Night
The “Euphoria” star Hunter Schafer will tell Jimmy Fallon about her new, stand-alone episode of the HBO hit on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show.”