JimmyFallon ’s team inserted Trump ’s previous bizarre musings into his lie-filled Thursday evening presser, during which he once again attacked the democratic process, as votes cast in the 2020 election continued to be counted. PREVIOUSLY: Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to one of his staunchest supporters on Capitol Hill: Devin Tunes, who represents a Central California district.
The award is the highest civilian honor, and is presented to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” The White House said in a statement, “Congressman Tunes pursued the Russia Hoax at great personal risk and never stopped standing up for the truth.
He had the fortitude to take on the media, the FBI, the Intelligence Community, the Democrat Party, foreign spies, and the full power of the Deep State. Last month, a federal judge tossed a Tunes lawsuit against the Post, concluding that his complaint did not plausibly allege that the publication acted with actual malice.
There also were reports that Trump planned to present the award to another congressional supporter, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who vigorously defended the president’s conduct in the impeachment hearings in 2019. “His Ratings easily beat no talent Stephen Colbert, nice guy JimmyFallon, and wacko 'last placer' Jimmy Kimmel,” Trump added.
In addition to Meyers, Trump added Colbert also “has no talent” and that “there's nothing funny about him.” While Fallon and Meyers have yet to respond to Trump's comments, Colbert and Kimmel didn't take them lying down.
In a clip from his show published on Twitter Tuesday, Colbert called out the president for focusing on comedians rather than combating the coronavirus pandemic. Colbert then cut to a clip of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Infamy Speech the day after Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Kimmel also fired back at the president in a video posted to his Twitter account Tuesday. I think what he meant to tweet was, ‘I am completely devastated by the loss of life caused by this insidious virus.
I pledge to spend every waking moment working to make sure our medical workers have the support they need and every American has access to tests.