Late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers alternate to "Weekend Update" on Thursday dressed up as Founding Fathers to avert themselves afterwards actuality compared to Confederate generals by President Trump.
In the deathwatch of the baleful white abolitionist assemblage in Charlottesville, Va., Trump had questioned if demography bottomward statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and added Confederate abstracts would advance to the abatement of ones of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as well.
“I’m annihilation like that guy,” Fallon said, in abounding Washington costume. “I created this country, he approved to breach it apart.”
When host Michael Che interrupted him and brought up the actuality that he endemic slaves, the Washington amateur approved to put the spotlight on Thomas Jefferson as the bondservant holder.
“Whoa, you’re activity to bandy me beneath the carrying like that?” Seth Meyers said as he formed his armchair into the anatomy as Thomas Jefferson. “You’re activity to accomplish me the bondservant guy, really?”
“You accept to remember, it was a altered time, man,” the Jefferson appearance added. “It was the '70s, man. The 1770s.”
“Look, we accept all done bad things, but the aberration amid us and Robert E. Lee is we did acceptable things, like I wrote the Declaration of Independence,” Meyers continued.
“Not to be a jerk, but I won my war,” Fallon said as Washington.
“Yeah, and I’m sorry, Robert E. Lee, but I adopt generals who win wars,” Meyers added as Jefferson.