Late Night Skewers Trump Over ‘Send Her Back’ Rally Chant

“Merriam-Webster dictionary tweeted that the most searched-for words following President Trump’s campaign rally last night were racism, fascism and xenophobia,” Seth Meyers said on Thursday. ”Well, at the rally, that was the calendar of events.”

By Trish Bendix

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The hosts pounced on President Trump’s response to criticism of his Wednesday rally in North Carolina, where people in the crowd chanted “send her back” — referring to Ilhan Omar, the Somali-born congresswoman from Minnesota. Trump later claimed he’d tried to stop the chant; the hosts raised their eyebrows at that, as well as his remark at the rally that he had “nothing to do.”

“He started the rally saying he had plenty of time because he had ‘nothing to do.’ That might be the first factual statement he’s made since becoming president.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“Nothing to do? The guy is president of the United States and he sounds like your buddy who just got laid off. ‘Where’s the party at, bro? It’s Tuesday morning and I’ve got nothing to do!’” — TREVOR NOAH

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