Trevor Noah on Trump’s ‘Not My Type’ Defense: ‘That’s Not a Good Denial’
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Late Night Isn’t Buying It
President Trump denied the columnist E. Jean Carroll’s accusation that he’d sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, saying: “No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, O.K.?”
Sarah Huckabee’s Replacement
Melania Trump tweeted on Tuesday that her director of communications, Stephanie Grisham, would succeed Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the new White House press secretary.
“It turns out you don’t really need your own communications director when you never actually, you know, communicate.” — SETH MEYERS
“It was a lovely ceremony today. When Sarah handed Stephanie the keys to the liquor cabinet, she was like, ‘Here, you’re gonna — you’re gonna need this. Trust me, don’t lose it.’” — JIMMY FALLON
The Punchiest Punchlines (Greyhound Edition)
“Yes, for the 22nd time, Donald J. Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct. Yeah. That’s almost one accusation for each Democrat running.” — TREVOR NOAH
“Trump’s headshot shouldn’t be hanging at the White House; it should be hanging at every Greyhound bus station in the tristate area.”— SETH MEYERS
“Hey man, who do you think is lying to us in this situation? All 22 women who have nothing to gain by lying and are showing incredible courage in the face of these kinds of attacks, or the known liar who called climate change a Chinese hoax, said three million people voted illegally in the last election and once told Eric Trump, ‘I enjoy spending time with you’?” — SETH MEYERS
The Bits Worth Watching
Trevor Noah and Jimmy Fallon took turns spinning the Wheel of Political Impressions on “The Tonight Show.”
What We’re Excited About on Wednesday Night
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will visit “The Late Show.”
Also, Check This Out
Madonna’s new album, “Madame X,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. But it had some help: Her website offered free copies to fans who bought concert tickets or merchandise.