Donald Trump Rips 'Totally One-Sided' and 'Unwatchable' Late Night Comedy

Lawrence Kim
March 15, 2019

No, it's different. I don't miss it.

Leno added that, such is the absurdity of the Trump administration in his opinion, that it is actually harder to do jokes about the president. "I'd just like to see a bit of civility come back to it, you know?" "Now it's all very serious".

Jay Leno came into a world of hate on Wednesday when President Donald Trump quoted him as if he were an ally in his war on late night television.

Late-night comedians including "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers of "Late Night", Jimmy Fallon of "The Tonight Show", "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee of "Full Frontal" and James Corden of "The Late Late Show" regularly take aim at Trump with their monologues and skits.

Watch Leno's interview with Today in the clip above.

He went on to say that modern late night hosts are obsessed with political news. Even current Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who largely doesn't touch political news (remember him ruffling Donald Trump's hair?), has even felt the need to chime in.

"You got back 30 years ago..." "But now people wanna be on the news all the time". "I mean all the comics, Jimmy and Colbert and everybody else, its tough when that's the only topic up there". Well, at least with what he heard from the Fox and Friends segment about it.

"Now people just want to be on the news all the time, you just have one subject, one topic every night".

- Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz)Jay Leno has not been amusing since the 80s, and why do we need right-wing, Trump-supporting late night hosts when entertainers like Jacob Wohl, Charlie Kirk, and Tomi Lahren make us laugh on Twitter?

While a large number of responses to the president were drenched in sarcasm and derision, while firing a few pot shots at Leno.

US President Donald Trump railed against what he claimed was "one-sided hatred" on the part of late night comedy shows, signing off his tweet with a comment that has already drawn a lot of derision online.

Trump's disdain for "unfunny" late night comedy is well-documented.

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