Late night hosts pushed back on Monday on President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE's plan to deliver a primetime address carried by their networks about the partial government shutdown and the situation at the southern border.

Seth Meyers, host of "Late Night" on NBC, said the president wants to deliver the speech on Tuesday night "to repeat his lies," and questioned the decision to give him air time.


“First of all, just because Trump wants to address the nation doesn’t mean networks should air it,” Meyers said. "Otherwise, they’re just passing on his lies unfiltered."

"They should either reject him outright, or, if he insists on speaking in primetime, make him do it as a contestant on 'The Masked Singer,'" Meyers joked.

Stephen Colbert, who hosts "The Late Show" on CBS, tweeted Monday night that the network would air the president's speech. He invited to viewers "tune into CBS to See B.S." 

ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel didn't address the primetime speech, but took aim at the partial government, now in its third week, by inviting a federal worker onto his show to give him a job.

Trump's demand for more than $5 billion in funding for his desired border wall triggered the partial shutdown on Dec. 22 after Democrats refused to offer more than $1.3 billion for broader border security measures.

The president will deliver a speech from the Oval Office on the issue on Tuesday night, and is expected to visit the southern border on Thursday.