Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers are amused at Trump’s hilariously un-self-aware 1st attack on Beto O’Rourke

“That’s right, Beto O’Rourke is officially in the race” for the Democratic nomination, Trevor Noah said on Thursday’s Daily Show. “And a lot of people are wondering: ‘Why is Beto even running for president when he couldn’t even beat Ted Cruz? I mean, he lost.’ And I’m like, yeah, he lost, but he lost by a little bit, which is what people love. It’s like Rocky or Cool Runnings or Bad News Bears. You see, humans are weird. If you win easily, people hate you — like Tom Brady. And if you lose by too much, we just think you suck. But if you lose by just a little bit, people are like, ‘That’s my guy!'”

“The big question whenever a new Democrat enters the race is: How is [President] Trump going to bully them?” Noah said. “And with Beto, the president wasted no time” — and he had a point. “Seriously, have you seen how much Beto O’Rourke uses his hands?” he asked. “That being said, Trump is the last person to mock someone for overusing their hands. I mean, every single Trump speech looks like he’s conducting every orchestra in the world at the same time.”

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Some of the things Beto has been saying are also “a little weird,” Seth Meyers said on Late Night. “In the run-up to 2020, we at Late Night, we’re going to try really hard and we’re going to ask ourselves: Would we make fun of Donald Trump if he said that?” So he read the Beto quote in Trump voice. “Yeah, no, Beto, that was [bleep] weird.”

“And yet, as weird as Beto’s launch has been so far, as always, Trump and his allies on Fox News have found a way to out-weird him,” Meyers said. He showed Trump’s dig, laughing: “I’m sorry, are you accusing someone else of having weird hand movements and acting crazy? Every time you do a press conference you look like you’re playing an invisible accordion.”

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At The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon rolled out his Beto impersonation, and he seemed to find Trump’s hand-gesture critique a source of inspiration. Watch below. Peter Weber

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