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Trump’s Pride and Joy
Just days after he was praised for recommending the use of masks, President Trump was back to spreading misinformation about the virus this week, as he retweeted a video in which people in white coats claimed that masks don’t work and hydroxychloroquine does. Donald Trump Jr. shared it too, and Twitter restricted his account for 12 hours.
“When the president heard about Twitter and Don Jr., he was like, ‘Ah, yes, my pride and joy — and Don Jr.,” Jimmy Fallon said in his Tuesday monologue.
“In 14 tweets, Trump undermined Dr. Fauci, dismissed face masks and boasted about hydroxychloroquine working again. What is he doing? Even Flat Earthers think this guy is out of his mind.” — JIMMY FALLON
“But, yes, despite having the world’s top doctors at his disposal, Trump has decided instead to trust a doctor who believes that people get sick because they masturbate and that vaccines are made from alien DNA.” — TREVOR NOAH
“And, by the way, whatever you do, please don’t start running around saying that African doctors are crazy, OK? This doctor from Africa happens to be crazy. You can’t use her to judge all African doctors the same way you wouldn’t want the world to judge America’s presidents based on one guy, would you?” — TREVOR NOAH
“It’s like Crazy Trump was away for a week and then someone said ‘hydroxychloroquine’ three times. [Imitating Beetlejuice] ‘Showtime!’” — JIMMY FALLON
“It feels like we’re back to Scary Misinformation Trump. I prefer Person, Man, Woman, Camera, TV Trump instead. I also liked Point to an Elephant Trump. He was fun.” — JIMMY FALLON
“Even after the F.D.A. said this drug doesn’t help, Trump won’t give up. He’s like your friend who never stops trying to make you watch the show they’re watching.” — JIMMY FALLON
“Twitter actually penalized Don Jr. for 12 hours and said he had to actually tweet under the name Eric.”— JIMMY FALLON
The Punchiest Punchlines (Twerking Nana Edition)
“Good Lord, it would have been healthier to actually chain-smoke.” — JIMMY FALLON, on a Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons that seemed to violate social-distancing rules
“Yep, after spending the last few months in quarantine on their computers, people needed to get out and see two guys perform on their computers.” — JIMMY FALLON
“Guys, I can understand getting corona because you wanted to see your grandmother or something, but getting corona because you wanted to watch a twerking contest? There is no reason to risk your health for that — unless your grandmother was in the twerking contest. I mean, then I can understand. You’ve got to support your Nana’s dreams.” — TREVOR NOAH, on a crowded New Jersey house party that was broken up by the police
“Also, I understand that people need to go to church, but please, people, don’t hold church in a tight, massive crowd. Jesus is supposed to die for you, not the other way around.” — TREVOR NOAH
The Bits Worth Watching
The “Late Night” writer Amber Ruffin wonders if Trump can spell “cognitive” in her latest edition of “Amber Says What.”
What We’re Excited About on Wednesday Night
Ice-T will chat with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show.”
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