Trump Is the ‘Gollum of Presidents,’ Trevor Noah Says
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Friends in Low Places
Speculation over Rudy Giuliani’s involvement with Ukraine has magnified since the arrest of two of his associates last week as they prepared to board a one-way flight out of Washington.
TONIGHT: Rudy Giuliani’s associates get arrested in connection with Ukraine, which makes us wonder: what came first, the criminal activity or the criminal aesthetic? pic.twitter.com/b9IYqzP3Pc
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 14, 2019
“Wow, this is crazy. Rudy Giuliani has friends? I didn’t see that coming.” — TREVOR NOAH
“Aside from being born with resting mug shot face, probably the biggest red flag with these guys was that they were buying a one-way ticket out of the country, which is always suspicious, all right? The only people who buy one-way tickets are criminals. And sky divers. That’s it.” — TREVOR NOAH
President Trump was evasive about Giuliani, his personal lawyer, as he spoke to the news media on Friday. The next day, he had lunch with Giuliani and called him a “great guy” in a tweet, deploring what he called “a one sided Witch Hunt going on in USA.”
“Donald Trump is all over the place. He’s like the Gollum of presidents. [imitating Gollum] We haven’t spoken to Rudies. We speak to Rudies all the time!” — TREVOR NOAH
“Is there such a thing as a two-sided witch hunt? Because, I don’t know — was there a group of witches that hunted down regular people?” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“So Trump and Giuliani are still a team. Whenever Donald Trump considers getting rid of Rudy, Rudy hypnotizes him with that giant pinkie ring he wears.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
The Punchiest Punchlines (First! Edition)
“Today is both Indigenous Peoples and Columbus Day, depending on where you stand on slavery, I guess.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“It’s Columbus Day on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, O.K.? Don’t erase the Italians.” — DESUS
“Columbus is basically the 1492 version of the people who write ‘First!’ in the YouTube comments section.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“Columbus missed India by 9,000 miles and still decided to call everyone he met Indians anyway.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“There are 100 — maybe 500 more deserving Italians we could be celebrating. Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Marconi, Bon Jovi. We could have Bon Jovi Day. We could be celebrating — dress up as cowboys and on a steel horse we ride. Instead we honor a man whose gift to America was measles.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
The Bits Worth Watching
Desus and Mero watch the suspense build as a candidate for sheriff in South Carolina confesses to a few misdeeds … and then a few more.
What We’re Excited About on Tuesday Night
Elton John will drop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
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One of the most popular members of the Addams Family — whose latest big-screen outing is now in theaters — is Wednesday. In adaptations across the decades, she has gone from cherubic little girl to frightening adolescent to lovesick teenager.