Dana Carvey on Monday wondered whether Donald Trump will get credit if the efforts to de-nuclearize North Korea are successful. Talking to Conan O’Brien on TBS, he even joked about a Nobel Prize: “As far as Trump is concerned, if he solves the thing in thing in North Korea... are we going to give him the Nobel Peace Prize? I mean, we’d have to, right?”
After the audience gasped, he went into a Trump impersonation: “I love the Nobelians.” Carvey also speculated that Obama was “too nice” when it came to North Korea. Slipping into an Obama voice, he joked: “We call you little rocket man because you are short of stature and you fire projectiles into the air.”
Carvey concluded: “Obama is never going to say ‘little rocket man.’”
On Friday, the networks devoted 26 minutes to North Korea and just 76 seconds to the subject of credit for Trump. On Friday’s The View, co-host Sunny Hostin said that the North Korean dialogue with the south “has nothing to do with Trump.”
A partial transcript is below:
DANA CARVEY: I think that, is there a method to his madness is my question or is he just a loose cannon? Because he always says crazy shit and then he drives it back.
CONAN O’BRIEN: Right, right.
CARVEY: Maybe Obama was too nice. [Doing Obama voice.] You know, as far as the nuclear peninsula we got to work together and the people in the area, we're going to do things people do when they do this. They're like what? Then Trump comes out, “Fire and fury.” Okay? I mean, is it accidental?
O’BRIEN: Maybe that got their attention.
CARVEY: Fury and fire. I'm just doing kind of a William Shatner now. Little rocket man. Tiny, fiery rocket man. Obama is never going to say little rocket man. [Doing Obama voice.] “We call you little rocket man because you are short of stature and you fire projectiles into the air.”
O’BRIEN: As far as Trump is concerned, if he solves the thing in thing in North Korea — de-nuke de-nuke, de-nuke — are we going to give him the Nobel Peace Prize? I mean, we’d have to, right?