Jay Leno, the iconic comedian and star of NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ for over two decades, called-out his fellow late-night television hosts over their “depressing” non-stop coverage of President Trump, adding that there’s “such negativity now” that viewers are quickly tuning out.
The stand-up comedy legend was speaking with the Hollywood Reporter over his new television series when he veered into the current atmosphere surrounding Late Night TV, saying Americans watch TV to escape from reality, not obsess over it.
“Late-night has always been pretty topical. The only trouble is now everyone has the same topic. It’s all depressing Trump stuff,” said Leno. “The trouble is that there’s such negativity now. When I did the show, Bush was dumb and Clinton was horny and it was human problems. Now it’s all anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, anti-Salvadoran; it’s such a negative thing.”
“Ultimately, it’s depressing. You don’t really watch late-night TV to get away from reality anymore; now it’s more in your face. You laugh but then you go to bed going, ‘Oh man, the world is really pretty rough,’” he added.
Late-night television hosts, particularly Jimmy Kimmel, routinely use their programs as a vehicle to attack President Trump and the GOP. Last year, Kimmel viciously attacked the President and fellow Republicans over healthcare legislation, Roy Moore, gun control, Russia, immigration reform, and more.
LATE NIGHT LECTURE: Crazy Kimmel TRASHES TRUMP on 'Net Neutrality'
Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel unloaded on the Federal Communications Commission and President Trump late Thursday evening, blasting the Commander-in-Chief for “appointing this jack hole” at the FCC who recently ended “net neutrality.”
“Thanks to you, and this jack hole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control of the internet”
Kimmel was delivering his opening monologue when he slammed the Trump administration for putting an end to certain sections of Obama’s net neutrality act, implemented just two years ago.
“Meanwhile the Federal Communications Commission did something absolutely despicable today, they voted to put an end to ‘Net Neutrality.’ This is the rule that says everyone gets equal access to the internet,” Kimmel ranted.
“As long as they tell us they’re doing it now, internet service providers will be allowed to slow down or block web traffic to any website or streaming service that they like, which benefits the big telecom companies and does the opposite for all of us,” he added.
“I just want to say thank you to President Trump. Thanks to you, and this jack hole you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take full control of the internet,” he concluded.
Watch Kimmel’s rant above.
LATE NIGHT LECTURE: Hillary Defends Paying BIG BUCKS for 'Trump Dossier'
Hillary Clinton doubled-down on her campaign’s role behind the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ on Wednesday night, saying she paid big bucks to opposition research firm Fusion GPS because of their valuable “research.”
Hillary was speaking with the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah when he pressed the former presidential nominee over her financing of the debunked report.
“People say, ‘Hillary, is there a difference between your team paying for this opposition research and Donald Trump’s people working with the Russians to influence the election?’ Is there a difference?” asked Noah.
“Of course, there is. Most serious people understand that,” said Clinton. “This was research started by a Republican donor during the Republican primary and then when Trump got the nomination the people doing it came to my campaign lawyer.”
“He’s an experienced lawyer, he knows the law is, he knows what opposition research is. From my perspective, it didn’t come out before the election,” she added.
Watch Clinton’s late-night lecture above.