Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert didn’t miss their shot to address the Donald Trump and LaVar Ball feud.
On Monday, the hosts weighed in on the back and forth between the president and the father of LiAngelo Ball, one of the three UCLA basketball players who was caught shoplifting on a recent team trip to China. Trump claims he was instrumental in getting them released, and when asked about the president’s involvement, the Ball patriarch said, “Who?” The dismissive response led Trump to tweet that he should have left the players in prison.
“Pretending not to know him is the meanest thing you can do to Donald Trump,” Colbert gleefully shared on the Late Show. “Knowing who he is, is his whole thing.”
Calling Trump, the “petulant man-child in chief,” Meyers cracked on Late Night, “This is the feud we’ve been waiting for. This isn’t Marco Rubio trying to win at Donald Trump’s game. Donald Trump’s game is LaVar Ball’s game.”
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Meyers added, “Not only are these tweets childish and embarrassing, they’re also part of a disturbing pattern. Trump is clearly a thug and wannabe dictator who lashes out at anyone who isn’t sufficiently obedient.”
Watch the clips above. Late Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS and Late Night airs at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.