Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers Mock Trump for Making Up the Word 'Foistered': 'He Sounds Like Daffy Duck'

Late-night comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers both picked up on President Donald Trump's "new favorite word that is not a word" Thursday night: "Foistered."

On ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel joked that "the president has the best words ... he uses all the best words" before playing three clips from just the last week in which Trump used the non-word "foistered." Kimmel deduced that Trump appeared to be amalgamating the words "foisted" and "forced."

Kimmel played clips from the last three Trump rallies across the U.S. to highlight the president's linguistic innovation. At a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi, last Friday, Trump said: "The single greatest lies ever foistered on the American people." Monday in Lexington, Kentucky, Trump said: "The most egregious fraud ever foistered..." And Wednesday night in Monroe, Louisiana, the president said: "Mueller. Remember Mueller? That hoax. The biggest lie ever foistered on the American people."

The only problem, said Kimmel, is that "foistered" is not a word. "It wasn't just a slip of the tongue," Kimmel added, because he's repeated the phrase several times in less than a week.

"It's a combination of 'foisted' and 'forced,'" said Kimmel, before adding: "Which also happen to be his two favorite ways to meet women."

On Thursday's Late Night With Seth Meyers on NBC, Seth Meyers also picked up on Trump's use of "foistered." He joked: "Dr. Trump has made another profound linguistic discovery. He's invented a new, powerful word."

Playing clips from Trump's rallies Friday in Tupelo and Wednesday in Monroe, Meyers said: "He sounds like Daffy Duck trying to say 'faster.' 'Foister... foister... the Democrats are after us.'"

Meyers then said the blame really lies with the people who work closely with Trump. "Trump is surrounded by so many sycophants that no-one was willing to tell him 'foistered' is not a word, so he used it twice. Soon, his underlings are going to start using it, too: 'This administration is moving foister and foister than any administration in history but we're being stonewalled by Democratic lawmarkers.'"

Trump has been prone to lexical innovation in the past, infamously tweeting "covfefe" on May 31, 2017. He wrote, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe," apparently meaning to write "coverage."

Trump's tweet promptly went viral when it was used in tweets 1.4 million times in the 24 hours after Trump first tweeted it.

Hours later, Trump himself tweeted: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!"

The president's then press secretary Sean Spicer downplayed the matter at a press briefing the same day. "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant," said Spicer.

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