Trump’s Campaign Manager Wasn’t the Problem, Late Night Agrees


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This Will Fix Everything

President Trump made a surprising change to his re-election team on Wednesday, replacing his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, with his deputy Bill Stepien.

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“And I’m no expert, but generally speaking, things are not going great when you’re firing your campaign manager 100 days before the election. That’s like a jockey jumping off his horse in the homestretch and deciding to run the rest of the way.” — SETH MEYERS

“I am not going to lie — I kind of feel bad for this guy. Not only did he get fired, but he got fired by Jared Kushner. Like, what was that conversation like? [As Kushner:] ‘We have to let you go. because you’re just not succeeding in your job. Now if you will excuse me, I have to get back to solving the Middle East.’” — TREVOR NOAH

“Meanwhile, everyone else in the campaign is thinking, ‘Yeah, he was the problem.’” — JIMMY FALLON

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“It is almost worse that he is also still part of the campaign team. Think about that: staying on the team when you have been demoted. That’s like your wife leaving you but then saying you are welcome to live with her and her new boyfriend.” — TREVOR NOAH

”If you ask me, this guy is not the problem, he is the scapegoat. Donald Trump’s campaign isn’t struggling because of his campaign manager — it’s struggling because Donald Trump is the candidate.” — TREVOR NOAH

“So my condolences to Brad Parscale, but you should be proud of yourself, because at this point, getting out of the Trump campaign without getting into prison — that’s an achievement.” — TREVOR NOAH

“Stepien has already guaranteed that with his leadership, Trump’s approval rating will skyrocket to 38 percent.” — JIMMY FALLON

The Punchiest Punchlines (Blue Check Edition)

“But for once, Russia is the second biggest hacking story of the day, because yesterday, major Twitter accounts were hacked in a Bitcoin scam. Now, if you’re not familiar, a Bitcoin scam is anything involving Bitcoin.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

”Yep, Joe Biden was hacked. Afterward, he was like, ‘Don’t be fooled by this scam — invest your money with a Nigerian prince instead. He’s giving away free iPhone 7’s.” — JIMMY FALLON

“Said Kanye, ‘No, mine was actually me.’” — TREVOR NOAH

”So Twitter released a statement saying that luckily the president’s Twitter account was not hacked. But how would they know? I mean, this is the same guy who tweets about beans, Iran and the Confederacy in the span of 10 minutes. He pre-hacks himself.” — TREVOR NOAH

“The only way you’d know if a hacker got Trump is if the spelling was correct.” — TREVOR NOAH

“Turns out Trump’s account didn’t get hacked because it has extra security. That’s right, Trump has to type in a password, do an eye scan, and then insert two Goya beans at the same time.” — JIMMY FALLON

“Twitter C.E.O. Jack Dorsey took to, well, Twitter to express his discontent, saying, ‘We all feel terrible this happened.’ Fun fact: ‘We all feel terrible this happened’ is Twitter’s official motto.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

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