WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Fox News’ interview with President Donald Trump turned into fodder for late-night hosts, especially after the president boasted about passing a “very hard” cognitive test.
- Chris Wallace received praises for this interview — for being able to fact-check some of the ridiculous claims.
- The Late-Night Hosts Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, and Set Myers commented about, dedicated segments to talk about the said interview.
Fox News’ interview with President Donald Trump prompted different responses from people, including late-night hosts, who dedicated parts of their show to comment about the said interview.
News Anchor Chris Wallace received praises for this interview with the president, for his real-time fact-checking concerning some ridiculous claims.
During the interview, Trump boasted about passing a “very hard” cognitive test, but the news anchor responded with a different take on the cognitive test.
He told the president about taking the test himself, “It’s not the hardest test,” he said. “They have a picture and it says ‘what’s that’ and it’s an elephant.”
The Late-Night Hosts Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, and Set Myers commented about the interview with the president
“Passing a cognitive test is not impressive,” Stephen Colbert said. “It checks for things like brain damage, asking real stumpers like ‘name these three animals.’” He made a comment about how “the most powerful man in the world” is boasting about an achievement equated to something that determines whether a person is allowed to take the bus.
Trevor Noah stressed out that there was nothing impressive about the president’s passing mark.
“If they wanted to test Trump, they shouldn’t have asked him to identify an elephant,” he said. “They should’ve asked him to identify his second daughter. That would’ve been impressive.”
Jimmy Fallon made a comment about how this could contribute to how the president and his administration is handling the pandemic if the country is faced with an elephant pandemic.
Seth Meyers said that this was troublesome. He is unable to determine which is more alarming: that the president is required to take a “very hard” cognitive test “or how proud he is with how he did.”