Former president Barack Obama reported for jury duty this week in Chicago, but was dismissed quickly from the jury pool. Jimmy Kimmel joked about the news, asking "In order to serve on a jury, you have to be born in the United States, right?"
In the election for Virginia governor this week, Republican Ed Gillespie lost to Democrat Ralph Northam even after President Donald Trump endorsed Gillespie. After the election, Trump took to Twitter to say "Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for," prompting late-night hosts to joke about the relationship. The Opposition's Jordan Klepper joked about Trump's use of the word "embrace," while Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked that Trump's work ethic. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah noted Trump's quick rejection of Gillespie, saying Trump may do the same for the U.S. economy if things go south.