The jokes are on him.
President Donald Trump has been the subject of far more jokes than his predecessors, coming in for more than 1,000 jokes on late night television, according to a new analysis of evening comedy routines.
Trump was the target of 1,060 jokes during his first 100 days, during a time period where he tried to rack up legislative accomplishments and drew widespread global coverage for his initiatives and his early stumbles.
The jokes were more than his predecessors in office drew during their entire first years.
Barack Obama, who like Trump took office in an election that caused a media sensation, was the subject of 936 jokes during his first year, according to the analysis, by George Mason University’s Center for Media and Public Affairs.
George W. Bush drew 546 jokes in 2001, and Bill Clinton got 440 jokes in 1993.
Even at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, in 1998, Bill Clinton was the subject of 1,717 jokes – a number Trump is on track to beat.
That makes him the most joked about president the center has encountered, with a review going back to 1992.
Still to be determined is whether all the late-night ribbing has a political impact. Trump stood at 42 percent in the latest Gallup tracking poll.
The comedians, concentrated in New York, where Trump still has a home, have gone after his foibles, his physical appearance, and policies ranging from his stalled immigration order to his push to repeal Obamacare.
The study was reported by Politico.
The study covered monologues in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
After Trump during a press conference asked a black reporter to line up a meeting between himself and the Congressional Black Caucus, comedian Jimmy Kimmel quipped: ‘ You know it’s a bad press conference when assuming all black people know each other wasn’t even the worst part of it.’
“We’re just 10 days in and it feels like it’s total chaos at the White House. This is supposed to be the honeymoon. How could Trump blow the honeymoon? He’s had three of them,’ said comedian Stephen Colbert.
‘Today, Trump held a press conference to honor African American luminaries like the two black people he knows, Ben Carson and Omarosa,’ quipped Colbert in February, according to a Washington Post roundup of jokes.