Late-Night Hosts Mock Mitt Romney's Dinner With Donald Trump

The Hollywood Reporter

Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and James Corden all teased Mitt Romney for having dinner with President-elect Donald Trump, a man he had criticized regularly.

Colbert started his Late Show monologue by pointing out that Trump hasn't had a news conference since July 27, leading into the Romney dinner by talking about how reporters covered it by getting a tip and then making a reservation.

"It's all about reservations, and I have a lot of them," joked Colbert. He commented on the menu options, saying that "billionaire of the people" Donald Trump ordered young garlic soup with thyme and sauteed frogs' legs. 

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"I thought he said he was going to drain the swamp, not eat its contents," said Colbert. He played clips of Romney insulting Trump and then said he bet the frogs' legs "taste a little bit like Trump's [bleep]."

Moving on to the photo of the two of them eating dinner, he commented on Trump's glee in the picture, saying he's glad it was shot from the waist up and that Trump "looks like he's feasting on baby souls."

As for Romney, Colbert said, "I know he ordered the frog, but it looks like he's eating crow."


Trevor Noah complimented Mitt Romney for spending a year criticizing Trump and never insulting his personal appearance. Noah said that it's extremely difficult to overlook Trump's resemblance to "a full pelican."

As for the dinner, Noah said, "Can we just agree that white people are passive aggressive as f - ?" The Daily Show host laughed and said, "Black people don't play these games," joking that if a black person had insulted another black person for a year, like Romney has done with Trump, they wouldn't smile over dinner; they'd call each other out.

Like Colbert, he joked about the frogs' legs on the menu. "That is the most elitist food there is," said Noah, adding that it's going to really upset Pepe the Frog.


James Corden brought up Romney's tweets about Trump's words degrading women. "Do you remember that?" asked Corden. "Apparently [Romney] doesn't."

"If you were wondering what was on the dinner menu, Romney started by eating his words," said Corden, adding that he "swallowed his pride, dignity and self esteem" for the main course. "And you thought your Thanksgiving meal was awkward."


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