But, the comedian, who was born and raised in South Africa, pointed out that Trump's racist comments about the US letting in immigrants from "shithole countries" including Haiti and those in Africa ... changed everything as you can imagine. However, Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL who was present at the meeting, confirmed that Trump had said "hate-filled, vile and racist" things.
The Late Show's Stephen Colbert pulled no punches in his opening monologue. It was a nice act. "Sir, they're not shithole countries".
"Listen, I'm sure the fact that the counties he described as "shitholes" are mostly populated by people of color and the immigrants he wants from Norway are not is a coincidence", Kimmel said. "Because if it wasn't, it would mean we voted for a racist, like a real one".
He continued, "It's just unfathomable".
"The only silver lining, and this is a small silver lining, is that we got to hear Wolf Blitzer say this all day", Kimmel joked, as a reel played of CNN host Wolf Blitzer repeatedly saying "s-hole", with the obscene word replaced by just the letter s.
"Guys, I don't know how to break this to you, but I think the president might be racist", Noah said. "Then he did something Trump". You know what? Personally, as someone from South Sh*thole, I'm offended, Mr. President because not only does he think brown countries are sh*tholes, he thinks, what? "I mean, don't get me wrong, it might take a few weeks, but once the news donkey reaches our village, we'll be so mad".
He continued, "I know everyone's focusing on him calling countries shitholes and I'm like, whatever, say what you want, but you know what part really put it over the line for me?" Norway. When he said where he wanted immigrants to come from.
"He didn't just name a white country, he named the whitest - so white they wear moonscreen".
Late-night hosts were quick to deride Trump's comments on their respective programs Thursday night.