President Donald Trump arrived in New York this week to finish his time away from the White House while it is renovated. Trump will stay at Trump Tower, prompting The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to joke that his wake-up calls would just be a staff member giving him his poll numbers.
Trump held an impromptu press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday that abruptly shifted from talking about permitting process for infrastructure to Trump defending white nationalists involved in the violence in Charlottesville last weekend. Late Night's Seth Meyers joked about the viral photo of Trump's chief of staff Gen. John Kelly, saying Trump "broke a general." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about Trump saying that taking down Confederate statues is "changing history" by saying that Americans know from statue-based study that "Abraham Lincoln was 20 feet tall and loved sitting down." Jimmy Kimmel and Colbert also joked about Trump saying "before I make a statement, I need the facts," noting previous Trump statements about voter fraud, his inauguration crowd size and his predecessor's birthplace.