With the Republican National Convention marked by fearmongering and hate speech (see Rep. Steve King regarding white people: “Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”) and plagiarism (Melania Trump’s speech that borrowed several sentences lifted from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech), we're glad to have late-night comedians are here to help us make sense of all the chaos. We’ve gathered all the best convention bits from the last few nights.
While Stephen Colbert started things off by crashing the convention as Hunger Games character Caesar Flickerman and getting himself hilariously escorted from the stage, plenty of others have added delightfully satirical commentary. Check them out below.
Jimmy Fallon gives us an impromptu speech as Trump himself after Alf had to cancel. “Did you see Melania?” he asks. “She stole the show. Literally.”
Samantha Bee delivers another of her incredible signature rants, this time catching us up on the week leading up to the convention. At one point she rails on the GOP’s horrifically anti-LGBT party platform: “It’s not so much a platform as it is the Republican Party’s suicide note.”
The Nightly Show looks at police attempts to suspend open-carry laws during the convention.
John Oliver’s show comes back next week, but in advance he offers a few random endorsements in the spirit of convention season.
Trevor Noah of The Daily Show provides perhaps the most big-picture and hardest-hitting critique of the first half of the convention: “Really, this is Donald Trump’s style. What he does is he always makes sure that he gives us so much fun crazy to talk about that we miss the dangerous crazy.” He adds, “You can’t complain about America being afraid when you are the same people frightening it.”