Late night hosts are reacting to the New Hampshire primary.
“Wow, New Hampshire already, it feels like they just started campaigning 600 years ago,” he joked, before going after some of the candidates individually. “It appears Bernie Sanders is going to win, and if he does, Bernie plans to splurge on a big pigeon-feeding trip to the nearest park bench. It must be frustrating for Pete Buttigieg to lose New Hampshire since he literally looks like a new hamster.”
Sanders did beat Buttigieg in the first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, a closer-than-expected finish that leaves the race for the Democratic presidential nomination still muddled. Sanders topped Buttigieg by about a point when the Associated Press declared him the winner just before midnight.
Jimmy Kimmel started off by roasting the primary process.
“It’s confusing, but the reason the primaries begin in Iowa and then go to New Hampshire is because it’s important that we know what the very whitest people think first,” he quipped during Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!“
Jimmy Fallon also recapped the primaries on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday, starting out with jokes aimed at former vice president Joe Biden, who finished in fifth place in New Hampshire.
“Good news, if anyone is in the market for some Joe Biden campaign merchandise, I think it’s about to get a whole lot cheaper,” he said. “I’m not saying Biden’s in trouble, but the coronavirus is pulling ahead of him.”
Stephen Colbert also gave his humorous run-down of the primary, taking shots at Mike Bloomberg, who won in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire with 3 of the 5 residents voting for the former New York mayor.
“He used his overwhelming cast advantage to buy targeted advertising, like, ‘Kevin, vote for me, I’ll make sure Carol comes back’ and ‘Carol, vote for me, I’ll promise to keep Kevin away,’ ” he joked.
Contributing: Ledyard King, Maureen Groppe and Joey Garrison, USA TODAY