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**************************** “That’s not how you address the nation on matters of war,” Seth Meyers said of the president’s Tuesday tweet. “That’s how a sophomore addresses his parents on a postcard from a trip abroad.”

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“All is well.” That’s not how you address the nation on matters of war. That’s how a sophomore addresses his parents on a postcard from a trip abroad. ” – SETH MEYERS

“Which was hilarious because the tweet was composed like Trump was writing a letter from the front lines of the Civil War.[As Trump] ‘My dearest Twitter, all is well. Missiles launched from Iran. So far so good. I hope to see you soon. Please kiss Ivanka for me and not Eric. Sincerely, Donald hashtag MAGA, hashtag read the transcript. ‘”- TREVOR NOAH

“It’s OK, folks. It’s O.K. We’ve achieved Defcon Fine. ”- STEPHEN COLBERT

“It’s like that joke about the guy who jumped off the skyscraper – you know that joke? He’s passing the th floor, someone yells out the window, ‘How’s it going?’ and he yells back, ‘So far so good! ‘”- JIMMY KIMMEL ******************************************

Then on Wednesday, Trump gave a televised statementfrom the Grand Foyer of the White House. Late-night hosts found his dramatic entry ripe for commentary, along with his flubbing of words like “tolerated” and “accomplishments.”

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“He enters the room – it’s like the aliens in ‘ Close Encounters’ coming out of the ship. What does he have in there, a tanning bed? ”- JIMMY KIMMEL ******************************************

“Trump’s mouth was missing more targets than those Iranian missiles.” – TREVOR NOAH

“You got to hand it to him – he’s the only person who makes typos out loud.” – JIMMY FALLON

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“Rest easy, America. That is the man deciding who ligs and who dibes. ”- STEPHEN COLBERT

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“Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they’ll no longer be senior members of the royal family and they might move to Canada. I give them a lot of credit – tons of celebrities always threaten to move to Canada; They’re actually doing it. ”- JIMMY FALLON

“Or as it was reported in British tabloids, ‘Meghan kidnapped Harry!’ ” – SETH MEYERS

“There are senior levels of royal? I thought it just went, like, king, queen, prince, princess, jack of spades, boy wizard, dukes of hazzard and then cartoon mouse that sews cinderella’s dress. ” – STEPHEN COLBERT

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