Rachel Maddow’s hour-long expose on two pages of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return was all over TV again last night as late-night comedians piled on the MSNBC anchor.
Stephen Colbert kicked off “The Late Show” on CBS by mocking Maddow for stretching her exclusive out over the entirety of her show Tuesday night.
“I hold in my hands something very significant. It is a joke. A joke that we have confirmed has been heard by Donald Trump. We believe this is the first time any joke connected with Donald Trump has been released,” he said, then proceeded to go off on a number of tangents before getting to said joke.
“This is an old joke before he was president. The joke in question: why did the chicken … but first a word on chickens,” he continued.
By giving excessive context and bringing in a chicken expert, he continued to put off the big reveal, before finally … going to a commercial.
Over on “The Daily Show,” host Trevor Noah called Maddow’s report “overhyped.”
“Rachel Maddow, what the f–k? You made me stay up until 10pm to tell me that Trump pays taxes,” he said. “Listen here Rachel, telling everyone you have Trump’s tax returns when you just have 2 pages from 10 years ago, that is not Trump tax returns!”
“That’s like saying ‘I have a tape of Trump saying the n-word’ and then you go and press play and Trump goes ‘Nintendo,’ he joked. “That’s not what we expected Rachel.”
And on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the host compared Maddow’s show to an episode of “American Idol.”
“Last night Rachel Maddow aired an exclusive report on how to stretch out an hour,” he said. “Who produced that segment, Ryan Seacrest? We’ll find out the punchline to this joke after the break!”