President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Even though the room wasn’t crowded and there wasn’t a lot of laughs, it provided a lot for late night comics to skewer him.
Jimmy Kimmel called the address “a hopeful speech. He spoke of turning danger into prosperity. He said that “life can bring us down. But in America, we never get down. In America we always get up, except for Ted Cruz, who was fast asleep for a long time. Look at him, dreaming of Cancun, no doubt. Lyin ‘Ted just became Snoozin’ Cruz. “
After the speech, Kimmel noted, “Something amazing happened.” He noted, “All black Republican senators came together to let the American people know that the Republican Party is not racist. And then Tim quickly returned to the sensory deprivation egg he calls home. Senator Scott accused the Democrats in their rebuttal of using race as a weapon. When the truth is that we are more concerned about people who use guns as weapons.
Check out the full monologue below.
Trevor Noah also weighed in on Biden’s speech. For hundreds of years, Joe Biden has sat and watched other presidents address Congress, he noted.
Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi became the first female couple to have “front row seats in a president’s bald spot,” Noah added.
Check out the full snippet below.
Biden’s joint speech: President outlines a progressive agenda, Republicans cry out for socialism, and Ted Cruz hits the snooze button. pic.twitter.com/3FLgwj3usx
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