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It has been five days since the U.S. presidential election was called for Joe Biden — “at which point the current president refused to concede, duct-taped himself to the Resolute Desk, and slapped a sign on the Oval Office door that says ‘No Dems aloud,’” Stephen Colbert joked Wednesday night, making a reference to President Trump’s frequent misspellings.
Colbert and his fellow late-night hosts applauded President-elect Biden’s comments on Tuesday that Trump’s refusal to concede was embarrassing and would reflect poorly on his legacy.
“Nicely played, but at this point, what could hurt his legacy? It’s like finding out Jeffrey Dahmer illegally parked in handicapped spots — bad, but the ledger’s pretty full. And so’s the freezer.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“Trump is the kind of captain who would have been taking job applications on the Titanic. [Imitating Trump] ‘So, Daniel, do you have any experience working on a sinking ship?’” — TREVOR NOAH
“I mean, it must be so uncomfortable working in the White House right now, because everyone around Trump knows he lost, but they’ve got to all go along with the lie. That’s got to be exhausting, especially when you’re already running a fever from Covid.” — TREVOR NOAH
The Bits Worth Watching
Jimmy Fallon and Patty Smyth performed a Trump-ified version of Scandal’s “Goodbye to You.”
What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night
The filmmaker and activist Michael Moore will stop by Thursday’s “Late Show.”