Late Night Roundup: Hosts Speak Out on Charlottesville Rally & Trump's Response
This past weekend saw acts of violence and racially-motivated hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia, followed by an outpouring of anger from Americans, Republican and Democrats over President Donald Trump's failure to speak out strongly enough about the white nationalist rally that took place.Last night, late night talk show hosts took time out from their usual banter to discuss the gravity of this weekend's tragic events, and shared their thoughts on Donald Trump's failure to react in an appropriate manner. Watch the videos below: Jimmy Fallon opened THE TONIGHT SHOW by addressing the events in Charlottesville, Virginia in an emotional monologue: On LATE SHOW, Stephen Colbert noted that it took the President two days to utter a direct dismissal of the KKK, neo-Nazis, or white supremacists, while the late night host doesn't even need 15 minutes: On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the events that took place in Charlottesville and Donald Trump's reaction to it. On LATE NIGHT, host Seth Meyers addressed the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and called out President Trump for being slow to directly condemn the white supremacist movement. Later, Meyers took a closer look at Trump finally bending to two days of public pressure to unequivocally denounce white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK in the wake of violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. On CONAN, Sen. Al Franken shared his belief that President Trump's response to the white supremacist rally was both "horrible" and "very him." On LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden recapped the news from a dark weekend in the United States, marked by a white supremacist's terrorist attack in Charlottesville that President Donald Trump took 48 HOURS to renounce.
On Sunday evening, John Oliver addressed the tragedy on LAST WEEK TONIGHT: