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Trump’s Comment About France’s First Lady Draws Groans on Late Night


Stephen Colbert felt the need to remind President Trump that he was on a diplomatic visit, “not one of your European wife-shopping trips.”


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Tripping in France

President Trump’s trip to France was meant to celebrate Bastille Day and also mark the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. But it’s gotten media attention for something else: Mr. Trump’s comment about France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron. He told President Emmanuel Macron: “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.”

“As we speak, President Trump is in France celebrating Bastille Day with French President Emmanuel Macron — who declared war on Trump by making him go to a museum with him. And President Trump retaliated by hitting on the French first lady in full view of everyone.” — TREVOR NOAH

“Only Donald Trump would treat a meeting with a world leader like it’s a swingers’ key party or something.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

Jon Stewart Makes a Surprise Appearance

Video by Jimmy Kimmel Live!

When Jimmy Kimmel found out that Will Rubin, a young man in Media, Pa., was having a Kimmel-themed bar mitzvah, he decided to have him on the show via video chat.

When Jon Stewart found out about it, he got a little hurt.

The Punchiest Punchlines (Kid Rock Edition)

“Kid Rock has officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Kid Rock says he wants to restore America back to a better time — when it would have been unimaginable for Kid Rock to run for the U.S. Senate.” — CONAN O’BRIEN

“Today, the G.O.P. took yet another crack at passing their health care bill. This is their third attempt. Just a word of advice, fellas: If you’re having that much trouble passing something, you need to see a doctor.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

The Bits Worth Watching

There’s something about that special Trump essence that’s sometimes hard to capture in a foreign tongue.

Video by The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

“Publicist and Russia go-between Rob Goldstone will be played by the Mucinex Mucus Monster.”

Video by Team Coco

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Next week, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers return after multiple weeks away. Have a good weekend, and check in with us again right here on Tuesday morning.

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