Most of America is still shocked Donald Trump managed to win the U.S. Presidency this week, but no one is more stunned than the late night hosts who spent the last year mercilessly berating his joke of a candidacy.
Sadly, hate trumped comedy also…
All the TV funny people were still wrapping their heads around the election results on Wednesday night, and delivered somber monologues pretty much saying the same thing — like it or not (not), we have to deal with four years of Trumpland.
Ch-ch-check out all the late night clips (below), starting with a tearful Seth Meyers:
Stephen Colbert cheered on the anti-Trump protests, stressing how important it was for people to make their voices heard. He also gave a tip for parents who are trying to discuss the election with their kids, quipping:
“Just tell your kids in a reassuring voice that Trump is going to be good, maybe, you know? Just tell them anything. Tell them the new president is Elsa from Frozen.”
Samantha Bee took a more combative route during her Full Frontal monologue, blaming Hillary Clinton‘s loss on “the Caucasian nation” who showed up in flocks to vote for the GOP nominee.
Though, she felt hopeful for the future due to the “millions of nasty women who aren’t going away.” Preach, girl!
Perhaps most surprising was the ever-silly Conan O’Brien, who spoke optimistically about history, unity, and the resilience of the American spirit.
And then brought out a giant dog.
As for James Corden, the British host tried to lift his audience’s spirits by sharing a story about his family moving to the States, saying he hopes our divided country “can unite together and work together” for a better future.