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Jimmy Fallon Skeptical G.O.P. Senators Gave Trump Standing Ovation


President Trump described a meeting with Senate Republicans as a “love fest,” but Jimmy Fallon isn’t so sure.


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What Counts as a ‘Love Fest’?

President Trump on Wednesday tweeted about his meeting the previous day with Senate Republicans, which happened immediately after Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake made searing public statements criticizing Mr. Trump. He framed the meeting as an unqualified success, but on “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon wasn’t buying it.

“Trump was tweeting again today. He said that his big meeting with Republican senators was a ‘love fest’ with multiple standing ovations. They were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, that counts as a standing ovation.” — JIMMY FALLON

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“Trump sent three tweets about how the senators gave him a standing ovation. It’s a big deal for Trump: He hasn’t seen 50 people cheering him on since his inauguration.” — JIMMY FALLON

Samantha Bee Dishes on Climate Change

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Samantha Bee focused this week’s entire episode of “Full Frontal” on the extreme weather conditions that have rocked many parts of the country in recent weeks. She said they were a reminder of the threat posed by human-driven climate change, and she trained a great deal of her ire on Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and a longtime critic of environmental regulations.

“Putting Pruitt in charge of the E.P.A. was like putting the fox in the henhouse. I’m sorry — for future viewers, foxes and hens were two animals that lived on earth before climate change rendered them extinct.” — SAMANTHA BEE

The Punchiest Punchlines (Airport Security Edition)

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“A new poll has found that 51 percent of Democrats now have a favorable view of former President George W. Bush. And that makes sense: I’d also have a favorable view of the flu if I suddenly found myself with the plague.” — SETH MEYERS

“There are some new airport security measures starting this week, and airlines can conduct short interviews with passengers. Most airlines will ask the purpose of your trip, while Spirit Airlines will ask if you know how to land a plane.” — JIMMY FALLON

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What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night

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