Late-night television, which not so long ago could get by on being generally topical — writing jokes off events that were still fresh a day later — has adjusted its writing schedule to keep up with the times.
"Donald Trump gave a press conference right before we starting taping, which means it's time for 'Breaking Crazy,' " Seth Meyers said on Tuesday's "Late Night." It was, he said, "a press conference that can only be described as clinically insane," and it wasn't even supposed to be a news conference.
The president was merely supposed to deliver some remarks about infrastructure. But questions from reporters about the white-supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va. — and what has been widely regarded as Trump's failure to adequately respond to them — sent the chief executive into a fury of "fake news" rants.