“I Actually Have a Little Empathy for Melania” Martin Short’s Hilarious Take on the Trumps

 “I Actually Have a Little Empathy for Melania” Martin Short’s Hilarious Take on the Trumps


Late-night shows are popular for their comedic takes on Donald Trump, often featuring him in monologues and sketches. His wife, Melania Trump, is also a frequent target. During a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Martin Short took over hosting duties for Jimmy Kimmel and brought humor into the conversation by speculating about Melania’s expectations when she married Donald.

As reported by Decider, Short opened with, “The producers are saying it’s time for my contractually obligated Jimmy Kimmel Live! Trump jokes. It’s apparently a must around here.” He continued, as reported by Newsweek, “There are reports that if Trump gets reelected, Melania might not live in the White House with him. Apparently, Melania hated her time in Washington, but she still might come to D.C. for state dinners and official events. Yes, that’s when she really comes alive.”

Short was referring to a recent statement by the author of First Women and other books centered around the White House, Kate Andersen Brower. Brower said, “She’s distancing herself even more from her husband and from the Washington social-political scene.” She added, “I mean, she clearly hated being in Washington.”

Short then showed a photograph of the Trumps seated together at a formal event, with Melania looking quite serious. He quipped, “I actually have a little empathy for Melania. I mean, she entered this marriage, she had a certain expectation, and that expectation was that the average life expectancy for an American male is 76.3 years old.” Age has been a significant topic of discussion in this election cycle, concerning both Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Short also joked, “Maybe if Trump wins, Melania can just move to Canada because, according to the story I saw today, there are plenty of Trump-like con artists up there, too.” He continued, “Almost every First Lady has lived in the White House with her husband except for Nancy Reagan, who spent most of the ’80s shacked up with Mr. T.”

Touching on age-related concerns, Short said, “He’s something, that Trump. He says he wants them both to submit to a drug test before the debate. Do you have any idea how long it takes to get a urine sample from men who are close to 80? I’m 74, and the only time I don’t have to pee is when I’m peeing.”

Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel recently criticized a Father’s Day message that Donald Trump posted. The message read, “Happy Father’s Day to all, including the radical left degenerates that are rapidly bringing the United States of America into third-world nation status.” Kimmel commented, “Who’s mad on Father’s Day? I guess you’d be mad if there was a whole day devoted to your two biggest failures, Trippy and Dopey.”

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