Late Night Isn’t Buying Pence’s Reason for Not Wearing a Mask

Late Night Isn’t Buying Pence’s Reason for Not Wearing a Mask

Late Night Isn’t Buying Pence’s Reason for Not Wearing a Mask

Late Night Isn’t Buying Pence’s Reason for Not Wearing a Mask

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Vice President Mike Pence defended himself from criticism over his failure to wear a mask while touring the Mayo Clinic this week. Pence said that since he didn’t have the coronavirus, he wanted to take the opportunity to look health care workers “in the eye and say thank you.”

“But he might be OK,” Seth Meyers said Wednesday night, “because looking at him, he drinks plenty of bleach.”

“Meanwhile, Team Trump is busy declaring victory. The president’s pretty little son-in-law was on ‘Fox and Friends’ this morning. He said the federal government ‘rose to the challenge’ and that ‘This is a great success story.’ And irony is now as dead as his eyes.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

[imitating Kushner] Yes, it’s a great story. More people dying under this administration in 100 days than died in 20 years of the Vietnam War. That’s a story that needs to be told. Perhaps in the blockbuster movie, ‘Preventable Apocalypse Now.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“I love the idea that he’s watching late-night television to see if we make jokes about him. Jared, in case you are, here are a few I think you’ll like. Jared Kushner is so dead inside, the president calls him Melania. Jared Kushner looks like if white privilege had a baby with raw cookie dough. Jared Kushner looks like a Pez dispenser of ‘Young Sheldon.’ Even Jared from Subway is like, ‘This Jared gives me the creeps.’” — JIMMY KIMMEL

Samantha Bee made her case for saving the United States Postal Service on Wednesday night’s “Full Frontal.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California will visit “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (virtually) on Thursday.

The filmmaker Alice Wu’s new movie, “The Half of It,” starring Leah Lewis and Daniel Diemer, will premiere Friday on Netflix, 15 years after her well-received debut, “Saving Face.”


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