Vacationing Late Night Shows Respond to Trump Verdict Online

Talk about bad timing. Of the five nightly late-night shows, all but one are on vacation this week. Which means Jimmy Kimmel has the Trump verdict all to himself tonight.

So what’s a vacationing Late Nighter to do when the story you’ve been tracking in your nightly monologues for years now reaches its climax and your show is in repeats?

You take to social media, apparently.

Shortly after a jury found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in his historic New York hush money trial, The Daily Show posted this message to X/Twitter “Justice Alito has called for upside down American flags to be flown at half mast.”

An hour later, the same account posted this:

The Tonight Show, meanwhile, shared a chestnut of its own:

Although Kimmel will almost certainly have plenty more to say in his monologue tonight, he clearly couldn’t resist dunking on his frequent sparring partner on Instagram:

At press time there was no word yet from frequent Trump antagonists Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, or John Oliver. But rest assured, they’re very much on viewer’s minds.

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