President Donald Trump was the butt of over 1,000 jokes on late-night television in the first 100 days of his presidency, more than any other president, according to a new study.
The study, conducted at George Mason University and reported by Politico, also examined the first 100 days of former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, none of whom passed the 1,000 jokes mark.
The study tallied jokes in the opening monologues of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. George Mason University has promised to continue tallying joke totals about Trump throughout his presidency.
Late-night host Stephen Colbert led the pack with the most jokes about the president, with 337 jokes at his expense since the inauguration January 20. Jimmy Kimmel came in last with 177 jokes.
Colbert may be looking to ease up on the president, after a blistering anti-Trump rant on Monday’s episode of his show came under fire from critics who called his “c*ckholster” joke homophobic.
The study also notes “the amount of Trump jokes nearly tripled the combined totals of all Democratic politicians (95 jokes) and Republican politicians (290 jokes)” outside his administration.
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