The comedians of late-night television on Tuesday slammedÂ Donald Trumpâ€™s rhetoric regarding the protests that have spread nationwide following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel also ripped the president as an â€œarmchair thugâ€ and a wannabe authoritarian leader for unleashing the military on peaceful demonstrators.
All were incredulous at how police on Monday used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from around St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church, near the White House, so that Trump could pose with a Bible.
Trump held up the Bible â€œlike a fourth-grader who forgot about show and tell until the last minute,â€ said Meyers, the host of â€œLate Night.â€ â€œYou can tell heâ€™s a man of faith the way he holds the Bible like heâ€™s selling it on QVC,â€ he added.Â
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â€œThe Late Showâ€ host Stephen Colbert said Trump â€œgropedâ€ the Bible and appeared visibly confused because he didnâ€™t know how to hold it properly.
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Jimmy Kimmel, meanwhile, used old footage of Trump to nail his hypocrisy over the incident.Â
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