Late-night hosts poke fun at Trump's slurred speech

Late-night hosts poked fun at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE after he appeared to slur his words during a speech Wednesday in which he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

During the speech, Trump appeared to stumble at the end of the phrase "God bless the United States."

The White House blamed Trump's slurred speech on a dry throat.


"His throat was dry. There's nothing to it," White House spokesman Raj Shah told the Los Angeles Times.

"I know what you’re getting at," Shah said when pressed if the garbled words could be a sign of health concerns. "I’m saying there’s nothing to it."

Trevor Noah made fun of Trump's stumble on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

“As disturbing as it was today to watch Donald Trump add fuel to the Middle East conflict, it was even more disturbing to watch the conflict between Donald Trump's teeth and his tongue,” Noah said. 

“It seemed like someone hit him with a blow dart just before he went out to make the speech."

Noah added: “He's slurring and stumbling over the words. He sounds like he just had a drink with Bill Cosby. What's going on there, man?”

Noah speculated Trump was wearing dentures. He said there's no shame in having dentures, but "there is shame in Donald Trump having dentures."

"Because he's vain as hell," Noah said. "Can you imagine how he would feel if people started tweeting 'Denture Donald'?"

Noah also called for a "molar investigation."

"I know that this is just a theory right now but we need to get to the truth. So I say forget the Mueller investigation, bring on the molar investigation," Noah joked, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Stephen Colbert also joked about the president's speech.

“He managed to get every word in the speech right, except the last one,” Colbert said during CBS's "The Late Show."

“I am really looking forward to this Jan. 30. We're live when Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the ‘Shshh’ of the Union.” 

James Corden gave his take as well, saying it seemed like something was "wrong" with Trump's mouth.

“I knew he had a screw loose; we didn't know he had a tooth loose," Corden said on "The Late Late Show" on CBS.

--This report was updated at 11:03 a.m.