TV | November 9, 2017 8:38 am

Late-Night Comedians Revel in Democrats’ Big Electoral Wins

"If everything is about Trump, then so is losing elections."

Stephen Colbert on Nov. 9, 2017. (YouTube/CBS)
Stephen Colbert on Nov. 9, 2017. (YouTube/CBS)

After Tuesday’s elections saw Democrats cinch their first major wins since President Trump was elected to office, late-night comedians dedicated significant portions of their shows on Wednesday night to celebrate.

“One year ago today, Donald Trump was elected president. Give him a chance,” Stephen Colbert quipped. “Yesterday, Democrats commemorated this anniversary by kicking Trump’s ass using his arch enemy, the popular vote.”

Daily Show host Trevor Noah focused his punchlines on Virginia’s defeated Republican candidate for mayor, Ed Gillespie. President Trump had previously endorsed Gillespie, but distanced himself from the failed candidate after he lost.

“Trump does not play games with how fast he will abandon you,” Noah said. Like, he just quit the guy out of nowhere. I bet you one day when the U.S. economy crashes, Trump’s gonna be like, ‘What a loser economy. I’ve never even heard of America. I’m from Sweden. Guten tag.’”

Take a look at Colbert’s bit above and Noah’s below.