The musical number, which opened Wednesday’s episode, took aim at POTUS for announcing via a series of tweets that people who identify as transgender will be prohibited from serving “in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”
“‘L,’ he doesn’t care for lesbians; ‘G,’ he thinks two men should just be friends,” Corden’s parody began. “‘B,’ to his dumb knowledge is just a phase in college; ‘T,’ he finds confusing, so the army’s now refusing trans women who only want to serve; trans men who want rights we all deserve. POTUS thinks it’s unsavory, patriots who know real bravery. Trump’s got hate for me and you.”
Corden, accompanied by backup dancers and a jazz orchestra, saved his most biting political commentary for last, tying Trump’s controversial decision to insecurities about his masculinity: “Trump wants to seem like a manly man, overcompensating for his tiny… hands.”
The CBS host/crooner followed up on his opening number with a monologue pointed at 45, calling his decision “unusual,” because “usually when Trump wants to keep someone out of military service, he just fakes a doctor’s note saying he has a foot injury. It worked fine for him during Vietnam.”
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