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Fallon, Colbert, Conan come together in late-night front against Trump

It was a historic opening.


Michelle Jaworski

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Published Jun 27, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 12:32 pm CDT

Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert put on a united front Tuesday night after President Donald Trump went after them in the middle of a rally for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R).

Trump’s attack on Fallon came after Fallon said he’d have done their infamous 2016 interview differently, and although Trump said that Fallon was a nice guy, he also called him a “lost soul.” But Trump also took the time to insult Fallon’s late-night rivals, calling Stephen Colbert a “lowlife” and stating that Jimmy Kimmel had “no talent.”

While Kimmel is off this week, Fallon and Colbert teamed up to air the same cold open—something that Tonight Show producer Mike DiCenzo believes “might be a late-night first.” (Colbert uploaded the cold open to YouTube while you can view Fallon’s version in a video of the full episode.) With plenty of nods to Trump’s insults, they brought in a late-night juggernaut in the form of Conan O’Brien, who acted as though he had no idea Trump was president while honing in on another political debate.

“Give him time, OK?” O’Brien said. “And remember, please be civil. If we’re not careful, this thing could start to get ugly.”

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Jun 27, 2018, 8:33 am CDT