Noah jokes, "Trump is so bad at 9/11, it feels like at some point in his presidency he’s going to mix it up completely with a different holiday."
Late-night stars James Corden and Trevor Noah both looked at President Donald Trump's 9/11 tweets Tuesday and came to the same conclusion: this guy is really bad at paying tribute to the victims and first responders of terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
"It’s unbelievable. Trump finally tweets something that’s true, but still somehow manages to screw it up," Corden joked during his "Late Late Show" monologue.
The tweet he's referring to is this gem:
17 years since September 11th!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
Corden added, "That’s less of a statement from a sitting president and more like a statement from Siri."
Trump wasn't just mocked for that tweet, though. He seemed a little too pumped to be memorializing the biggest terror attack on American soil in history at an event in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. While Trump did receive some praise for his speech honoring the brave men and women who lost their lives on Flight 93, most people didn't think fist pumping was appropriate beforehand.
"An excited clap and a double fist bump," Corden marveled. "Because as we all know the most appropriate way to reflect on a national tragedy is to look like you just won free tickets to a Guns N' Roses concert."
Over on "The Daily Show," Noah also couldn't resist using Trump's vague tribute to the date September 11 as proof POTUS is really bad at this whole 9/11 thing.
"This tweet looks like it was ghostwritten by a calendar," he joked, and then found a silver lining: "This is the most factually accurate thing Trump has tweeted in three months."
Noah argued that Trump is so historically bad at talking about the tragedy that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people that his tweet was actually "a huge step in the right direction."
"Trump has never been able to talk about 9/11 in person or on Twitter without being totally weird about it," Noah explained, then showed his audience the receipts.
Immediately after the World Trade Center towers fell that day, Trump was interviewed on TV and he couldn't resist pointing out that one of his buildings was now the tallest building in New York City. Then there was that time he said as a presidential candidate that he witnessed a "heavy Arab population that were cheering as the buildings came down," a statement he stood by, even added "thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down."
Noah pointed out that was a proven lie, and joked, "But to be fair, we do know that Trump suffers from a rare medical condition that causes him to see large crowds where there were none," then flashed pictures of the president's inauguration.
But Noah wasn't done pointing out Trump's troubling responses to 9/11. In 2013, Trump also famously tweeted, "I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th." He also played a clip of Trump telling his supporters at a rally that he helped out "a little bit" after the attack, and even used the date 7/11 at a rally.
"7/11? How do you mess up the name of an event named after the date? You just have to remember three numbers," Noah joked.
"Honestly, Trump is so bad at 9/11, it feels like at some point in his presidency he’s going to mix it up completely with a different holiday," the comedian added. "I wouldn’t be shocked if he shows up to Ground Zero in a Halloween costume. But knowing Trump, he’d just roll with it. 'I’m wishing everyone a spooktacular 9/11!'"
But the weird tweets and fist pumping, Noah gave Trump some props. "All things considered, I understsand this tweet form today might have pissed off some people. But it’s not really that bad. In fact, it’s probably Trump’s best 9/11 observance yet, and if you don’t think so, you’re a hater and a loser."