As they say, scumbags beget scumbags.
Jay Leno, who sucks for pulling the rug out from under Conan O’Brien in 2010, talked about his time in nighttime TV on the air with Today on March 12th, 2019:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 12, 2019
When asked if he missed his hosting gig, Leno replied:
“Not at all… It’s a crazy time… When I did it, I don’t think anybody could figure out my politics — you try to humiliate and denigrate everyone equally. I did it when Bush was dumb and Clinton was horny — it just a little easier.”
This prompted Donald Trump, who really sucks, to tweet some sort of nonsensical agreement with Leno’s statement.
“Jay Leno points out that comedy (on the very boring late night shows) is totally one-sided. It’s tough when there’s only one topic.” @foxandfriends Actually, the one-sided hatred on these shows is incredible and for me, unwatchable. But remember, WE are number one – President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019
This tweet missed the point so much that Al Roker actually tweeted back at the President, telling him:
“Actually, Jay Leno talked about the state of late night comedy on [the show] yesterday, and you are welcome to come on and chat about it.”
— Al Roker (@alroker) March 13, 2019
Not only that, but the news source Trump cites, Fox & Friends, has such an intense conservative bias that people who exclusively watch it are actually less informed than people who don’t watch any news at all.
Talk about “one sided”?
Have you see the "one-sidedness" of Fox and Friends? I assume you didn't notice, right?
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) March 13, 2019
Yet you can watch the one-sided hate of Fox and Friends??? 🤔
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) March 13, 2019
Not to mention Trump neglected the REST of the statement:
Hey dumb dumb. He also said you’re a walking punchline. pic.twitter.com/zlP1nfKYw0
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) March 13, 2019
Will be known in History as one of the worst presidents the United States has had.
— Vote Dem for the Planet (@Brasilmagic) March 13, 2019
You are so thin skinned!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) March 13, 2019
But also, what did Trump even ACTUALLY SAY????
LITERALLY, WHAT DID HE SAY?
“But remember, WE are number one – President!”
Uh, wut? #25thAmendmentNow
— Dog the Dog (@FootrotDog) March 13, 2019
"WE are number one – President"? A very weird way for a grown up to talk about themselves. What Trump doesn't understand is that it's not about him! Service to the country as POTUS is about caring for the people, self sacrifice, and allegiance to all, he has no feelings for us.
— onecitizen2017 (@onecitizen2017) March 13, 2019
If everyone makes fun of you, maybe it’s YOU.
— Mueller, She Wrote Podcast (@MuellerSheWrote) March 13, 2019
We are number one president? Is that English, because, you know, it’s America and stuff. You are a moron. And demented. Resign.
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) March 13, 2019
Unraveling, in real time
— Shibley Telhami (@ShibleyTelhami) March 13, 2019
Quoting Jay Leno as an expert on comedy is like appointing a coal industry lobbyist to head up the EPA. Congrats on staying on brand. pic.twitter.com/RWtFeqT3jK
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) March 13, 2019
Lol you signed your own tweet “President!” like we could possibly forget who is putting us through this living hell
— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) March 13, 2019
“Reality has a well-known liberal bias”
— Mitchell Nagy (@mryannagy) March 13, 2019
Meanwhile, people are applauding Al Roker for that not so subtle shade he threw Trump.
Great comeback Mr. Roker, Trump needs to be put in his place!!!! People need to stand up to him!!! He is just a bully, who thinks he is tough and so smart. " choke choke" By the way Al, you have a twin, that rides on a connector bus with me. His name is Wilber!!! He is sweet
— Linda Ellcey (@LindaEllcey) March 13, 2019
💕🎉🤩 get ‘em Al!!! 🇧🇸😍🥰
— Lia Head-Rigby :: PR Gal (@LiaSmilesPR) March 13, 2019
he doesn't know how quotation marks work or wtf he's talking about…
— Ohio Chris (@CJK_TOL) March 14, 2019
But let’s not forget Jay Leno. He doesn’t get off scot-free either.
I Don’t miss him either.
— Applescruff (@Applescruff1981) March 13, 2019
He doesn't miss it but yet after he walked away from his show he had to have it back and take it from @ConanOBrien got it. GTFOH Leno.
— duckduckGRAYduck (@moondomash) March 13, 2019
I didn't watch Jay and I don't miss him.
— Robots in Kashmir (@blackholetalos) March 13, 2019
Jay Leno is one of the unfunniest, most overrated hacks ever to call himself a comedian, his show was one long bowel movement
— @SiddiqRex (@SiddiqRex) March 13, 2019
— SpursFan🏀Angie😍🎉 (@amkay2012) March 14, 2019
All in all, both Jay Leno and Trump are jerks.
Jay Leno is just slightly more articulate.