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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah processed Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter on the Daily Show Monday night after billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO bought the social media company for $44 billion. Twitter’s board of directors previously said they weren’t selling, but “I guess they found that edit button after all,” Noah quipped.

After previously stating they would “never sell to Elon Musk,” Twitter accepted Musk’s bid, meaning the edit button really does exist?

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 26, 2022


After previously stating that they “would never sell to Elon Musk,” Twitter accepted Musk’s offer, meaning the edit button really exists?

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 26, 2022

“This is indeed a historic moment: this is the first time anyone on Twitter has changed their mind about anything,” he added.

Noah wondered why Musk would want to own Twitter because “it just doesn’t seem like a fun place to oversee him right now. It’s like buying Jurassic Park after the power went out and the cages were opened.”

But “By buying Twitter, Elon Musk will own one of the most culturally influential publishing platforms in the world,” he explained. “I mean, remember, think about it. Twitter is the beginning of the Arab Spring, right? Black Lives Matter has exploded on Twitter. The #MeToo movement started on Twitter. Trump used Twitter to transform himself from a reality show joke into the 45th President of the United States and a joke. So owning Twitter gives you more power than the drugstore clerk with the key to the deodorant shelf.”

Whether you’re into Elon Musk or not, “You have to admit, it’s pretty crazy that one man is now in control of all this,” concluded Noah. As a private company, “everything that happens on Twitter from now on is in his hands. And also the strain that his weed type gives him that day.

“Whether you like a billionaire or hate one,” he added, “as a society, I think we should spend more time questioning how easy it is for billionaires to shape our world in their favor.”

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers also dived in on Late Night another treasure trove of text messages from the Trump White House from the immediate aftermath of the January 6 attack on the Capitol. According to transcripts of text messages to and from former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Trump’s daughter Ivanka wrote to Trump’s adviser on Jan. 6: “You are all WARRIORS of epic proportions! Keep the faith and the fight!”

“She’s trying to overturn the election results with the tone of a peloton instructor,” Meyers noted. “Also, just a tip: if you’re planning a heist, maybe don’t do it through the group chat.”

In other Trump-related news, “Republicans have made it clear that they will humiliate themselves in the most demeaning way to sneak back at Trump and earn his support,” Meyers said, noting the about-face by Ohio Senate nominee JD Vance. Vance first rose to prominence in 2016 with the publication of his memoir Hillbilly Elegy and as a harsh critic of Trump within the Republican Party.

Now, however, Vance has “crawled back Trump’s confirmation mindlessly parroting his various lies and conspiracy theories,” Meyers said, pointing to a rally the two threw in Ohio over the weekend where Vance falsely claimed the FBI bugged Trump.

“These guys just make shit up and don’t bother explaining it with made up details because they don’t have to,” Meyers said. “They say they’re done with Trump on January 6 just to change their minds. Your base doesn’t care. They claim they never said anything just to prove they were lying – Fox News doesn’t cover it. They say the FBI wiretapped the President with no evidence, the crowd cheers.

“Because their base supports Donald Trump, the funkiest, truth-allergic, evidence-free person to ever stand on a podium and bitch about toilets,” he concluded. “Of course Vance and all his allies snuck back.”

Jimmy Kimmel

And in Los Angeles Jimmy Kimmel also ripped into the new series of text messages from Mark Meadows, including one from Donald Trump Jr. which read, “That’s one where you go to the mattresses. They’ll try to screw his entire legacy with it when it gets worse.”

“Please tell him he won’t take my calls Mark!” Kimmel scoffed.

Kimmel also ridiculed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who was caught on tape saying he would urge Trump to resign after the riot. (McCarthy has publicly denied saying this.) According to the tape, McCarthy said in January 2021, “I had it with this guy. What he did is unacceptable. No one can defend that, and no one should defend it.”

“True, but three weeks later, Trump’s jail bitch was back for the free cigarettes,” Kimmel said of McCarthy, who visited Trump in the weeks after the Mar-a-Lago riot. “An Altoid lasts longer than Kevin McCarthy’s beliefs.”

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