Late Night TV Lampoons Donald Trump’s Now Infamous ‘Wherever’ Comment About Periods, I Mean Noses
Regardless of your politics, if you are employed in any sector of the entertainment industry, you are rooting for Donald John Trump. His lack of a filter and his brash diarrhea of the mouth definitely provides copious amounts of comic fodder.
Thursday’s GOP debate, which thanks to Trump had the highest viewership ever for a primary debate with 24 million viewers, quickly turned into a circus that ignited a feud between Trump and Fox News personality and moderator Megyn Kelly. Then on Friday night, Trump appeared on CNN and furnished the now notorious barb against Kelly, “I just don’t respect her as a journalist, she’ overrated, she’s not very good…(During the debate) She gets out there and starts asking ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, and blood coming out of her wherever.”
Any logical person would comprehend Trump’s comment as meaning that Kelly was menstruating, but you’re a deviant if you thought that. Trump clarified.
“I said — no, blood was pouring from wherever. I wanted to finish the sentence. I wanted to get off of the whole thing and get back on to the subject of jobs or whatever we were talking to about right after that. So, I didn’t even say anything because I didn’t even finish the thought. I was going to say, nose, and/or ears. Because that’s a very common statement. Blood flowing out of somebody’s nose. It’s a statement showing– and remember she had great anger when she was questioning me, especially since I mentioned something, that was the Rosie O’Donnell statement which everybody said was by far the loudest applause of the entire day of all of the speakers. I think you would agree. She became very angry. All I was doing was referring to her anger. I said nothing wrong whatsoever. Only a deviant would say that what I said was what they were referring to. Because nobody can make that. you almost have to be sick to sort of put that together.”
So it definitely wasn’t a misogynistic slight against Kelly, and he just couldn’t remember the word “nose,” in what is apparently a common and popular idiom. Even with the controversy, Trump surged in national polls after the unusual debate in Cleveland. In a Morning Consult poll, Trump has a commanding 32 percent lead, up from 25 percent last week. Jeb Bush came in second with 11 percent. Ben Carson was in third with 9 percent, followed by Scott Walker and Marco Rubio tied with 6 percent each. In an NBC News poll, Trump received 23 percent of the vote from Republican primary voters.
On Monday, Megyn addressed the controversy over Trump’s comment and his view that Fox News asked him unfair question on her show The Kelly File.
“Apparently Mr. Trump thought the question was unfair and I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough but fair question. We agree to disagree. I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism. Mr. Trump, I expect, will continue with what has been a successful campaign so far. This is a tough business and I think it’s time now to move forward.”
Fox News president, Roger Ailes, called the Republican Presidential candidate to mend the relationship.
“Donald Trump and I spoke today. We discussed our concerns, and I again expressed my confidence in Megyn Kelly. She is a brilliant journalist and I support her 100 percent. I assured him that we will continue to cover this campaign with fairness and balance. We had a blunt but cordial conversation and the air has been cleared.”
Trump was pleased with the conversation, and apparently no one is butthurt anymore.
Roger Ailes just called. He is a great guy & assures me that “Trump” will be treated fairly on @FoxNews. His word is always good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2015
While the whole dustup has settled, it transpired over the weekend so the late night TV shows were unable to provide their comical take on the situation. On Monday night, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers ridiculed the whole “Wherever” controversy.
On The Tonight Show, Fallon busted out his Donald Trump impression, which I expect will be a regular occurrence for the foreseeable future. Fallon came to Trump’s defense and explained several other “HUUUUUUGE” misunderstandings between what the Donald says and what you think he said.
“The other day, when I said that Carly Fiorina had too much ‘junk in the trunk,’ I was obviously talking about the amount of stuff she keeps in the back of her Hyundai Sonata. It’s like a Costco back there.”
Conan mocked the “Wherever” comment with a parody commercial for the “Donald Trump Ovulation Test Kit.” The pee stick will not only inform you if you’re pregnant or not, then it will tell if you your eggs are “winners” or “losers,” plus some motivational yelling.
Then on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the former SNL “Weekened Update” gave his interpretation of the debate and ensuing pandemonium.
It’s going to be a fantastic campaign season.