"He has to lie about everything, he can't help it," Kimmel reasoned. "Or maybe he ate the other 700 other hamburgers himself."
President Donald Trump gifted comedians Tuesday with another egregious misspelling on Twitter, this time boasting he paid for "over 1000 hamberders" for the Clemson football team, and late-night stars pounced.
Jimmy Kimmel devoted the most monologue time to Trump's latest alternative spelling, and even caught the president in yet another lie. The ABC star noticed the numbers of burgers Trump was boasting about paying for during the government shutdown didn't add up.
"Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House," Trump tweeted. "Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamberders etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!"
Kimmel aired footage of Trump telling reporters in the White House, just before feasting on junk food with college football players, that there were "300" burgers on the table.
"He has to lie about everything, he can't help it," Kimmel said. "Or maybe he ate the other 700 other hamburgers himself."
Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and James Corden all couldn't resist the comedic value meal the president presented to them earlier in the day. See the best "hamberder" jokes from late-night stars below.
Kimmel started frying Trump by declaring, "While the federal workers are going without pay, Donald Trump made history today. Donald Trump today became the first U.S. president ever to congratulate himself on placing a fast food order."
The ABC star was baffled by Trump's wildly inaccurate spelling of hamburger, too. "The E and the U aren't even near each other on the keyboard. It's like in the middle of tweeting he had a stroke or something," he joked. "Or is it possible he thought they were called hamberders until today?"
"I'm not sure what I love more about this," he added. "The fact that he wrote hamberders or the fact that he brags 'I paid.' Like a new stepdad trying to be cool with the kids."
He declared an image of Trump proudly presenting his fast food feast as "the best picture of the year," and then joked, "This is the image you see when you take off your blindfold in 'Bird Box.'"
"It looks like he's a supervillain who set up a trap to capture himself," he added, and then sarcastically tried to empathize with the president. "But in fairness to the president, with all he's got going on, you can't expect him to know how to spell hamburgers, it's a hard word to spell. In fact, it's one of the hardest words to spell there is."
And then he tested that theory by asking strangers to spell it on the street. The majority of those surveyed nailed it -- but a few did embarrass themselves.
The CBS late-night host was particularly amused by Trump tweeting he paid for "over 1000 hamberders etc."
He imagined the "etc." to be other made-up foods, including "chorken nerglets," "fronch firs," "felayshofitch" and "pizzazz."
Before that, he aired video of the president declaring that he had bought the Clemson Tigers "all of our favorite foods," and joked, "I don't mean to body shame anyone, but the president just said one of his favorite foods is 300 hamburgers."
One of the highlights was Colbert airing footage of a Clemson player telling another, "I thought it was a joke," upon entering the White House dining room filled with burgers.
"Yeah, we all thought it was a joke. Then election night came around," Colbert said.
Trump's "hamberders" tweet was the first news of the day Meyers tackled in his monologue. "Sure, it's easy to make fun of Trump for misspelling a word," he said. "So here goes."
"Normally I would wonder if you didn't know how to spell it or if you just made a typo, but this one is so bad, I think it's both," he theorized. "I think you don't know how to spell it, and then you made a typo off the wrong spelling in your head."
He added, "I think you looked at that afterwards and thought, 'Oh man, that's supposed to have two Ds in it.'"