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President Trump's biggest critics in late night received television's biggest acclaim on Thursday morning.

Though he was ostensibly there to promote Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer sequel or The Big Sick (which he directed), Michael Showalter took some time out of a recent appearance on Stephen Colbert's Late Show to unearth a weird artifact from their past.

Those surprising changes in the-once stable predictable genre are no doubt after-effects of President Trump's surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in November, and his inauguration in January.

After dragging the White House over some negative headlines it has received in recent days, Colbert ran with a specific quote given by a White House staffer to Politico regarding the future of the term "fake news", saying, "Russia story will get worse, and you can't just really say anymore, 'fake news'". Both Colbert and Bee - who are not coincidentally both alums of the politically charged Daily Show - have leaned into that previous experience for their new shows.

Perennially nominated Stephen Colbert had been a surprise non-nom in the category in his first year hosting CBS's Late Show, having won the category twice in the past, 2013 and '14, for his The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Could he do it again with his new broadcast show come September?

However, the Trump bump did not extend to Late Night With Seth Meyers, which has also leaned into more political coverage in the past year.

Colbert and Bee were feted along with last year's victor and fellow The Daily Show alum John Oliver hosting HBO's Last Week Tonight and Real Time With Bill Maher, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well a last year's big nominee headliner, Late Late Show with James Corden.

Carter added that Fallon might have suffered some backlash from voters when "he tousled Donald Trump's hair at a time when viewers were hoping for him maybe to drag the candidate by his hair".

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