Late-night hosts react to explosive anonymous New York Times op-ed



Trump slams ‘resistance’ op-ed in the New York Times

President Trump calls The New York Times ‘cowardly’ for publishing an anonymous op-ed piece allegedly from a senior administration official who claims of individuals in the White House is working to thwart the president, chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.

Late-night talk show hosts reacted to the bombshell New York Times op-ed published on Wednesday, that was written by an anonymous senior Trump administration official.

The anonymous writer claimed to be a part of a “resistance” work from the White House for the President to thwart Trump’s “worst tendencies.”

Trump offered a comment on the op-ed during a scheduled meeting with sheriffs in the USA.

“If I’m not here, I believe that the New York Times probably would not exist,” the president said. “And, someday, if I’m not the president, which will hopefully be in about six-and-a-half years from now, The New York Times and CNN and all these fake media will be out of business … because there is nothing to writing.”


In the Late-night hosts were quick to jump on the story and bash Trump about the consequences.

[Warning: the video below contains graphic language.]

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah was surprised by the opinion piece.

“Holy s—. There is a secret group of people within the White House to actively work to curb President Trump, which is wild, because this means that this entire time that we deal with the watered-down version of the Trump!” Noah said.

The innkeeper said: the op-ed “did not make him feel any better.” He likened it to a pilot deliberately crashing a plane.

“The pilot is busy with a crash of the aircraft. But don’t worry. We will do everything we can to stop him…So please keep your seatbelts fastened and enjoy your peanuts and tax cuts,” he said.

Jimmy Kimmel tried to guess who wrote the op-ed.

“I must say, I am surprised by how good a writer Ivanka is,” he joked.

However, he pointed out the author used the word “lodestar,” a word, Vice-President Mike Pence sometimes used in speeches.

“Wouldn’t that be something if it was Mike Pence?” he said. “Trump just announced that the Space force’s first mission is to locate and destroy the lodestar – whatever it may be.”


“This is gonna drive Trump absolutely crazy. Can you imagine what it must be like to have a job that almost everyone who works for you that you’re a complete idiot?”

“I can,” he joked. “I will tell you something — it’s not fun.”

“The Late Show” host, Stephen Colbert joked the article is similar with the discovery of a scary phone call was coming from inside the house.

“Mr. President, they carry the resistance. It comes out in the White House! There from and stay there!”

“This piece is clearly written by someone who works for the government believes in its policy and objectives and still thinks the president is a dangerous idiot. How many people can there be like that in the White House? I suspect that the counting of the people in the White House and subtract,” he continued.

Colbert said that he is not sure whether he should feel “reassured” or “even more scared” after the op-ed from the publication.

“I think I’m reassured that I was so scared,” he said.

Later, Colbert brought the op-ed with his guest, the former Minister of foreign affairs, John Kerry, who said that it “scared the hell out of him.”

“There is a reassurance. It means that for James Buchanan, he is no longer the worst president,” Kerry joked.

Kerry said Colbert the piece was “really serious.”

“Do you know what does it really mean, Stephen, is that we are not really a president,” he said. “We have a president who is, but he is not capable of doing the work or fulfilling the responsibilities.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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