If Conan’s trying to be funny, he’s doing it wrong.
The former “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” host took a jab at First Lady Melania Trump after the president’s physician, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, said the commander-in-chief has “excellent health.”
“Lots to talk about,” O’Brien began. “President Trump had a physical today. Did you know that? He had his physical? What the hell was that? What I’m looking for was this sort of an oh, yeah. Not a what the hell? He did what? He has a physo-who? He had his physical.”
The “Conan” audience erupted in laughter as O’Brien made a series of wildly exaggerated gestures indicating his surprise at the presidential physician’s press conference.
The talk show host, who once led NBC’s “Tonight Show,” joked that Melania Trump is being treated for depression.
“Everybody’s talking about his health. President Trump’s doctor predicted that the president will have and live a long life,” O’Brien said–to which his audience expressed dismay. “Yeah. Yeah. As a result — as a result, the doctor is now treating Melania Trump for depression.”
O’Brien has poked fun at President Trump frequently through the years. One of his recurring gags on NBC was his impression of the “Apprentice” host.
Since the New York real estate mogul entered politics, O’Brien has treated him much more critically.
President Trump didn’t pardon the whole turkey, just the white meat.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) November 21, 2017
Still waiting for Donald Trump to be downgraded to a tropical shit storm.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 3, 2018
In response to the report that President Trump allegedly called Haiti and other nations “s***hole” countries, O’Brien said on Sunday he would visit the island.
Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it. Headed to Haiti later this week to explore and make some new friends. Stay tuned for my report. #ConanWithoutBorders
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 14, 2018
Hopefully, Conan will pick up a few worthwhile jokes on his trip.