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This Is How The Late-Night Hosts Reacted To Trump's Latest Press Conference

"First of all, sir, the opposite of the alt-right isn't the 'alt-left' — it's the not-Nazis."

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump gave a press conference offering up his thoughts on the incident that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.

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Among his remarks, Trump defended the white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, saying, "You had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest."

He also made claims that the "alt-left" were just as responsible for the Charlottesville violence. “There was a group on this side, you can call them the left," he said. "You have just called them the left — that came violently attacking the other group. You can say what you want. That's the way it is.”

Despite the press conference being held just minutes before many late-night shows taped, each rushed to respond to the president's words. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel called Trump "completely unhinged."

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Kimmel began by joking that he would rather have Cersei Lannister leading the country before continuing the bit and calling Trump "completely unhinged." Kimmel aired snippets of Trump's press conference before offering his take on the situation, saying:

"England has a queen. She lives in a palace, everyone makes a big deal when she shows up, she has no power at all. In the morning, they put a crown on her head, she stands there and waves, she goes back to bed — that’s it. If the queen were to walk out on the balcony and open her shirt, nothing over there would change. The queen could be completely bonkers — it would make no difference at all. She’d still be queen, it would still be fine. That’s what we need to do with Donald Trump. We need to set him up in a castle, maybe in Florida, lead him to the top, and then lock the door to that castle — forever.”

Watch all of Kimmel's commentary here.

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On Late Night With Seth Meyers, Meyers discussed the president's press conference in a segment he called "Breaking Crazy."

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Using Trump's own question against him, Meyers joked, "Where does it stop? Buddy, we've been asking ourselves that since January." He continued on, comparing Trump to a terrible waitress who is "trying to get fired so she can go to a concert." Meyers ended his segment by appealing to Congress, saying, "It's time to let this crazy bitch go to the concert."

Watch the full "Breaking Crazy" segment here.

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Stephen Colbert, on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, criticized the president for equating Robert E. Lee with George Washington.

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Colbert was quick to take a jab at Trump's comments about the "alt-left," saying, "First of all, sir, the opposite of the alt-right isn't the 'alt-left' — it's the not-Nazis." He then moved on to discuss Trump's diversion tactics when Trump brought up the fact that Thomas Jefferson was a "major slave owner." Colbert said, "Oh yeah, major slave owner, easily in the top five slave owners. It goes Jefferson, Washington, Madison, Jabba the Hut, Ivanka's clothing line — there are a lot of them."

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And James Corden reacted to the president's "two sides of every story" commentary in a segment called "Donald Trump Is Siding With Nazis...Again."

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Corden began by agreeing with Trump's comments that both sides of the Charlottesville protests were to blame saying, "Listen, I agree with him — there was blame on the white supremacists' side and on the Nazi side."

Corden then brought up the fact that this press conference was supposed to be about infrastructure, and joked, "I'm pretty sure the first rule of infrastructure is whatever you do, don't burn bridges."

Watch the rest of Corden's clip here.

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