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Trump Draws Derision at the U.N. Then Late-Night TV Digs In.

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President Trump has often vowed to restore the United States’ international reputation, complaining in speeches that “the world is laughing at us.” On Tuesday, his fears became reality.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump boasted that his administration “has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.” But world leaders around the room tittered at him, causing the rattled president to admit, “I did not expect that reaction, but that’s O.K.”

The 20-second clip became perfect fodder for late-night TV, and all the major shows seized upon it. Every host took a different tack in shaming Trump.

“Don’t worry, Mr. President, they’re not laughing at you — they’re laughing with each other at you.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

As Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, continues to fend off allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, Seth Meyers poked fun at him for doing an interview on Fox News earlier this week. Though Fox is the preferred network for Trump administration allies seeking a public forum, Meyers said the territory came with its own baggage.

“If you’re trying to distance yourself from sexual assault, maybe Fox News isn’t the place to hang out? Usually when they interview someone accused of sexual assault, it’s for a job. Shout-out, Bill O’Reilly! Going to Fox News to prove you’re not a pervert is like doing the word search to prove you’re smart.” — SETH MEYERS

Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, and Jimmy Kimmel pushed his audience to remember how important it is to vote.

“The midterm elections are six weeks away, and you have to register in advance. Last midterms, 37 percent of eligible voters actually did vote. As far as I’m concerned, if you don’t vote, you’re not allowed to comment on Facebook; you’re not allowed to tweet; you’re definitely not allowed to stand in line at Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“President Trump said that Iran’s leaders sow ‘chaos’ and ‘destruction.’ Yeah, Trump then said: ‘C’mon man, that’s my thing.’” — CONAN O’BRIEN, in another riff on Trump’s United Nations speech

“I saw that Trump arrived at the U.N. alongside Melania. But keep in mind, ‘alongside’ for Melania means she was three cars behind him.” — JIMMY FALLON

How quickly can a celebrity surprise go from exciting to cringe-worthy?

Snoop Dogg, tacit marijuana ambassador, is here for the nature shows.

Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and philanthropist, will talk to Trevor Noah on Wednesday.

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