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Late Night Is Troubled by Trump’s Hurricane Comments

“How have you never heard of a Category 5 hurricane when there have been three Category 5 hurricanes while you’ve been president? And you know how I know that? From listening to you not know what they are.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“He’d never heard of it then, and he said he never heard of a Category 5 about 10 different times when Maria hit Puerto Rico. This is the fourth Category 5 since he’s been president. He has the memory and skin tone of a goldfish, this man.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“Said Trump, ‘Well, I’ve also never heard of Puerto Rico, so.’” — SETH MEYERS

“That’s not what anyone wants to hear from the president when a hurricane is bearing down on them. It’s like if you called 911 and the operator said, ‘[Expletive]! One hundred and four-degree fever? I didn’t know they went that high! Gary! Gary, did you know it went to 104? Gary knew.’” — SETH MEYERS

“[Imitating Trump] I’ve never heard of a Category 5. Up until I took office, four was the largest number. Now they invented five. And wait — hold on. I have an idea. Are you ready for this? Six.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

Trump spent most of the weekend golfing and tweeting, though he was said to be receiving regular updates on Dorian. Some hosts wondered if that was the safest place for him to be.

“President Trump faced international criticism this weekend after he was seen playing golf instead of staying in the office to monitor the progress of Hurricane Dorian, though, honestly, would that be better? Making Trump monitor the hurricane would be like making your 4-year-old do the dishes. After about five minutes, you’d be like, ‘You know what, Tyler? Just go out and play.’” — SETH MEYERS

“So I know people get mad when they see Trump playing golf when a hurricane is closing in, but after what we’ve heard, I think the less Trump is involved with this hurricane, the better it is. He doesn’t know how big it is, doesn’t know where it’s going and has bat [expletive] ideas about how to stop it, so let him play his golf because if we don’t there’s a good chance Trump ends up nuking Alabama.” — TREVOR NOAH

Trump erroneously tweeted on Sunday that Alabama would be among the states affected by Hurricane Dorian, followed by the National Weather Service’s reassurance that the state would not be in the storm’s projected path.

“Trump had to be corrected by the National Weather Service! And I know we’re used to it by now, but it still amazes me how often the government has to tell you not to pay attention to the president.” — TREVOR NOAH

“I can’t wait for the day when the U.S. Postal Service has to tweet, ‘It is our duty to report that the president was incorrect when he said that packages are mommies and letters are their babies.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“[As Trump] O.K., I’m not wrong. Because at one point, I was right. Under certain scenarios, it could have hit Alabama. I know this because I write weather fan fiction.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“We’re like a week away from the Justice Department tweeting, ‘Contrary to the president’s tweet, the Joker is not a threat. He’s a character in a movie played by Joaquin Phoenix. There is no evacuation of Gotham underway, nor is Gotham a real place.’” — SETH MEYERS

Bill Hader, Jimmy Fallon and Cara Delevingne traded some real-life scary stories on “The Tonight Show.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden will make an appearance on “The Late Show.”

The new supergroup the Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby) are politicizing country music and hoping to bring more gender parity to the genre’s radio.

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