Late-night hosts had to quickly scrap their original monologues Tuesday night when Donald Trump made an impromptu press conference detailing his latest opinion of the Charlottesville protests.
Trump, who condemned white supremacy groups on Monday that took over Charlottesville over the weekend, reverted back to blaming "both sides" for the violence.
"Even though many criticized how long it took, the president knew the right thing to do was make a statement on Monday, be clear about who was to blame and then move on to the people's business," Stephen Colbert said. "Just kidding. He held a press conference today in what I believe was the seventh circle of Hell."
"I think there is blame on both sides," Trump said in the lobby of Trump Tower. "What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do."
"You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent," he continued. "Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now."
Trump previously called the deadly rally "sad" on Saturday, then waited until Monday to denounce the KKK, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists as "repugnant" and "criminals and thugs."
"Late Night with Seth Meyers"
Meyers was full of adrenaline as Trump's press conference occurred moments before he began filming Tuesday, inspiring the NBC host's "Breaking Crazy" segment.
"Normally when someone is talking that level of crazy, Batman crashes through the ceiling and punches him," he said of the president's "clinically insane" statements. "You know that list of side effects at the end of a pharmaceutical ad? He apparently has all of them."
Meyers ended his monologue with a final plea to Congress.
"Trump is like a bad waitress in a crappy diner who's trying to get fired so she can go to a concert. Congress isn't this enough? Cut bait on the president. It's time to let this crazy bitch to go the concert."
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Kimmel learned the lesson of Karma on Tuesday when he joked that he could switch things up and focus on anything but Trump in his monologue.
"I even thought, 'Hey, maybe we won't talk much about Donald Trump tonight,' and then he opened his mouth and all manner of stupid came out," Kimmel said.
The ABC host even joked that "Game of Thrones" villain Cersei Lannister would be a better leader of the United States at this point.
As far as the press conference goes, Kimmel thought his shocking words were like a "book club meeting turning into a cock fight," and wondered who in the world would allow the president to make an official statement, because he is "certain" that "the president is completely unhinged."
"The wheels are off the wagon an hurtling towards the moon right now," he joked.
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
Colbert spent a lot of time critiquing the president's speech, in which Trump once again slammed the press: "If the press were not fake and were honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice."
"And if you were a better president, you would have said something very nice," Colbert said.
Although the president has "no doubt" that "there's blame on both sides" of the violent rally, the late-night host believes the president should be doubting his future as commander in chief.
"The only thing I'm doubting right now, is if you're still going to be president by Friday."