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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).

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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.”

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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.

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“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