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Watch: Who Slammed Trump Hardest? Colbert, Kimmel, Meyers or Fallon?

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Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's media roundup for the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 15:

There's a lot (really, too much) to cover, so let's just get started ...

1. "Pressure is mounting on President Trump to dump his controversial chief strategist Stephen Bannon after this weekend's racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., provoked widespread anger at the nationalist wing of Trump's White House," The Hill's Jonathan Easley and Jordan Fabian report this morning. Democrats, and some Republican critics of Trump, are demanding he cut ties with Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman who once described his site as the 'platform for the alt-right.' ... "If he doesn't want this to consume his presidency, he needs to purge anyone involved with the alt-right," said Rick Tyler, the former presidential campaign spokesperson for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)."

+ "Steve Bannon's job has never been in more jeopardy, sources say," per CBS News.

2. Trump Tower was a top 10 trending topic on Twitter for much of Monday night as people tweeted before, during and after the massive protest staged there to, uh, welcome the president back to his Manhattan home. (See: "'New York hates you': Protesters greet the president at Trump Tower" from The Washington Post.) A selection of tweets on the topic:

Trump ended up sneaking in Trump Tower by an alternative entrance and then trolling the protesters with this tweet:

3. Speaking of trolls, "Trump retweets alt-right troll following Charlottesville rally," per the New York Post.

4. Also ... because of course: "Donald Trump Retweets Message Calling Him a Fascist," via Newsweek. And "After Charlottesville Car Attack, Trump Retweets Image of CNN Reporter Struck by Train," via Mother Jones.

5. For those keeping score at home, a helpful list from Politico's Dan Diamond:

6. Jimmy Fallon has been a top 10 trending topic on Twitter all morning thanks to the special statement he made at the top of last night's "Tonight Show":

7. Fallon is getting the most attention because the statement above stands in stark contrast to his past softball treatment of Trump (for which he's been widely criticized), but the other late night hosts didn't hold back either. I leave you with segments from Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers. If you only have time to watch one, make it Meyers'.

Thanks to Ann-Christine Diaz, Nat Ives, George Slefo and Chen Wu for their roundup suggestions.

Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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