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‘Nothing’ to Rally Around
The hosts pounced on President Trump’s response to criticism of his Wednesday rally in North Carolina, where people in the crowd chanted “send her back” — referring to Ilhan Omar, the Somali-born congresswoman from Minnesota. Trump later claimed he’d tried to stop the chant; the hosts raised their eyebrows at that, as well as his remark at the rally that he had “nothing to do.”
“He started the rally saying he had plenty of time because he had ‘nothing to do.’ That might be the first factual statement he’s made since becoming president.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“Nothing to do? The guy is president of the United States and he sounds like your buddy who just got laid off. ‘Where’s the party at, bro? It’s Tuesday morning and I’ve got nothing to do!’” — TREVOR NOAH
“Nothing! Like Trump acts like all the country’s problems have been solved. I bet you somewhere in Texas there’s a border agent handling a crisis like dealing with the kids and he’s like, ‘Really? There’s nothing you could be working on now?’” — TREVOR NOAH
“[As Trump] That’s right: The only thing on my to-do list was ‘be racist’ and I checked that one off on Sunday, so we’re all in the clear.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
During his speech, Trump referred to another progressive congresswoman, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as just “Cortez,” because he said he didn’t have time to say her full name.
The Bits Worth Watching
On “Desus & Mero,” Megan Rapinoe, star of the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team, shared what it would take for Trump to get her to visit the White House.