Show host Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump during his tribute to the late former President George H.W. Bush, accusing him of draft-dodging during the Vietnam War.
Describing Bush as the “the last president of the Greatest Generation,” Stephen Colbert showed footage of him from 1944 being rescued by a submarine crew after his plane was shot down during World War II.
“The closest our current president has gotten to a submarine is a five-dollar footlong,” Colbert joked of Trump. “Of course almost 50 years later, Bush did get back at Japan when he threw up in the lap of the Japanese prime minister.”
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Meanwhile, other late-night hosts, including Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers, mocked Trump’s appearance at the G-20 summit in Argentina, where at one point he accidentally walked away from Argentinian President Mauricio Macri when he was expected to pose for a photo shoot.
“Trump is desperate to socialize at these things, but he’s so bad at it,” Meyers said. “I’ve had better luck getting my dog to take a Christmas photo in her Santa hat.”
Kimmel also mocked Trump for wandering away from Macri, describing him as a “demented grandfather.”
“The president has a habit of doing that sort of thing,” he explained. “He carries himself like a demented grandfather who accidentally wandered into a wedding ceremony.”