Late night comics get serious after Charlottesville violence
Fallon, Colbert, Kimmel and Meyers all blasted Trump's response to weekend violence
The weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va., prompted late night comics to strike a serious tone at the top of their shows Monday night.
Instead of a traditional joke-filled monologue, Jimmy Fallon opened his show with an emotional condemnation of the attack that left a woman dead and U.S. President Donald Trump's failure to immediately denounce the white supremacist groups that organized the rally.
Jimmy takes a moment at the start of the show to address the events in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Charlottesville?src=hash">#Charlottesville</a> <a href="https://t.co/gCvv1OM8gq">pic.twitter.com/gCvv1OM8gq</a>—@FallonTonight
Fallon says his Tonight Show isn't political, but it's his "responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being."
TONIGHT: It took the President two days to denounce white supremacism, but Stephen gets it done rather quickly. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LSSC?src=hash">#LSSC</a> <a href="https://t.co/fUbuqAUSrL">pic.twitter.com/fUbuqAUSrL</a>—@colbertlateshow
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel also took aim at Trump's delayed condemnation, noting his eagerness to publicly criticize less important issues.
The ONE thing <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump">@RealDonaldTrump</a> decided to be quiet about was Nazis <a href="https://t.co/IhNRw4LQu5">pic.twitter.com/IhNRw4LQu5</a>—@jimmykimmel
Seth Meyers spoke directly to the president with his opening comment , saying, "You can stand for a nation or you can stand for a hateful movement. You can't do both."
From tonight’s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LNSM?src=hash">#LNSM</a>: Here are <a href="https://twitter.com/sethmeyers">@SethMeyers</a>’ remarks about the Charlottesville terror attack. <a href="https://t.co/ogNECBo4gJ">pic.twitter.com/ogNECBo4gJ</a>—@LateNightSeth