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>> Stephen: YOU KNOW, BEFORE THE BREAK, I

WAS OVER THERE, EXPLAINING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS NOT GOOD AT

HEALING OUR NATION'S DOMESTIC WOUNDS, BUT, TO BE FAIR, HE ALSO

SUCKS AT FOREIGN POLICY.

I'LL EXPLAIN.

SEE, TRUMP ATTENDED A COUPLE OF FUNDRAISERS THIS WEEKEND.

ONE OF THEM WAS HOSTED BY REAL ESTATE MOGUL AND ALFRED E. OLD

MAN, STEPHEN ROSS.

( LAUGHTER ) THIS WAS CONTROVERSIAL.

BECAUSE LAST WEEK IT WAS REVEALED THAT "ROSS' COMPANY

OWNS EQUINOX AND SOUL CYCLE," WHICH ANGERED MANY PEOPLE ENOUGH

TO "CANCEL THEIR MEMBERSHIPS."

PERSONALLY, I WAS SO MAD, I CANCELLED MY GYM MEMBERSHIP 15

YEARS AGO.

( LAUGHTER ) OKAY?

TAKE THAT, MY BODY.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) AT A SECOND FUNDRAISER THAT

NIGHT, THE PRESIDENT REALLY CUT LOOSE, BECAUSE, DURING HIS

SPEECH, "TRUMP PUT ON A FAKE JAPANESE ACCENT TO RECOUNT HIS

CONVERSATIONS WITH SHINZO ABE OVER TRADE TARIFFS."

NOW, WE DON'T HAVE ANY AUDIO, OR VIDEO, BUT EBL IT SOUNDED A

LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS -- (AS EDWARD G. ROBINSON)

"M'YAH SEE?

I'M SHINZO ABE, SEE?

I RUN THIS PACIFIC RIM, SEE?

LAND OF THE RISING SUN, MISTER?

DOMO ARRIAGATO, MR. ROBOTO."

( LAUGHTER ) ( APPLAUSE )

THAT'S MY DE NIRO.

THAT'S ROBERT DE NIRO DOING AN IMPRESSION OF SHINZO ABE.

( LAUGHTER ) TRUMP SAID HE WAS IMPRESSED THAT

SHINZO ABE'S FATHER WAS A KAMIKAZE PILOT IN WORLD WAR II.

AN UNSUCCESSFUL ONE, EVIDENTLY.

( LAUGHTER ) ON HIS WAY TO THE FUNDRAISERS,

TRUMP WAS JAZZED ABOUT SOMETHING HE HAD JUST RECEIVED --

> I GOT A VERY BEAUTIFUL LETTER FROM KIM JONG UN YESTERDAY.

IT WAS HAND DELIVERED AND IT WASN'T TOUCHED BY ANYBODY.

THEY LITERALLY TAKE IT FROM NORTH KOREA TO MY OFFICE.

( LAUGHTER ) >> STEPHEN: HAND-DELIVERED?

FOR A GUY WHO'S THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, HE'S AWFULLY

IMPRESSED BY THE CONCEPT OF "MAIL."

( LAUGHTER ) (AS TRUMP)

"A MAN IN AN OFFICIAL UNIFORM, GRAY, SHORTS, PITH HELMET,

HAND-DELIVERED IT TO ME.

AND YOU CAN TELL IT WAS MEANT FOR THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THE

STAMP WAS AN AMERICAN FLAG.

( LAUGHTER ) FOREVER.

SAID FOREVER.

HE THINKS I SHOULD BE PRESIDENT FOREVER."

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ( PIANO RIFF )

TRUMP WOULDN'T DESCRIBE THE CONTENTS OF THE LETTER, BUT

LATER TWEETED, "IN A LETTER TO ME SENT BY KIM JONG UN, HE

STATED, VERY NICELY, THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO MEET AND START

NEGOTIATIONS AS SOON AS THE "JOINT" U.S./SOUTH KOREA "JOINT"

EXERCISES "ARE" OVER.

IT WAS A LONG LETTER, MUCH OF IT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RIDICULOUS

AND EXPENSIVE EXERCISES."

THAT'S YOUR PRESIDENT, CALLING OUR MILITARY TRAINING TO DEFEND

SOUTH KOREA FROM A MURDEROUS NUCLEAR MADMAN "RIDICULOUS."

WHAT AN INSPIRING COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF:

(AS TRUMP) "ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH, I

GUESS.

EVEN THOUGH, IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WE'VE ALREADY BEEN INTO THE

BREACH.

GOING BACK JUST SEEMS KIND OF STUPID AND EXPENSIVE.

AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THE LEADER OF THE BREACH TOLD ME IN A

BEAUTIFUL LETTER."

( LAUGHTER ) ( APPLAUSE )

BUT TRUMP REALLY BELIEVES HE AND KIM ARE BEST BUDS.

IN FACT, AT THE FUNDRAISER, HE CLAIMED, "PEOPLE SAY HE ONLY

SMILES WHEN HE SEES ME."

(AS TRUMP) "AND HE DOESN'T JUST SMILE.

OFTEN, HE POINTS AT ME AND LAUGHS."

( LAUGHTER ) BUT, YOU'RE RIGHT,

MR. PRESIDENT, KIM JONG UN DOES SMILE AT YOU -- AND AT APPLES,

CHILDREN'S SHOES, COSMETIC DISPLAYS, GIANT TIRES, LIGHT

BULBS, MUSHROOMS, A BIG PLASTER OCTOPUS, AND, OF COURSE,

INDUSTRIAL LUBE.

( LAUGHTER ) I BELIEVE THAT'S THE FACTORY

THAT MAKES THE PRESIDENT'S SOFT SERVE BRONZER.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH CATE BLANCHETT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ( BAND PLAYING )

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