Late-night TV explains how ‘black women saved America’ from Roy Moore

Many late night shows invited black female correspondents to explain high turnout for Roy Moore’s defeater Doug Jones.

On the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the host ceded the floor to correspondent Yamaneika Saunders, who joked, “Every black woman’s back is hurting from carrying the election last night.”

“We showed up like we thought Barack, Idris and Denzel were going to be there,” she continued. 

On The Daily Show, correspondent Dulcé Sloan joined Trevor Noah at the desk and asserted, “This happens because of us — black women.”

“It must be nice to see black women’s contributions finally recognized,” Noah said.

“Yes! Yes it is! We’ve been through so much — and you’re welcome, white people, you’re welcome, but let’s be honest, we didn’t do it for you,” she said. “We did it for ourselves. No black woman cast her vote going, ‘This one’s for Scott!'”

Sloan continued by naming ways that grateful voters can really thank black women. “How about y’all change the laws to make it easier for us to vote, or sing our praises by giving us raises. Or at the very least, cancel winter. You know only white people like snow.”

“If you really want to thank us, how about y’all change the laws to make it easier to vote. Or sing our praises by giving us raises!” @dulcesloan on the high turnout of Black women in Alabama’s Senate election: https://t.co/ZPNkNJWV0vpic.twitter.com/zcm1uZYqnB

Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin took a few minutes during Meyers’ monologue to give a big “you’re welcome” to America.

“The women who saved saved us last night weren’t just regular black women. They were black women in Alabama. Do you know what they have to go through every day?” she said. “Those women woke up yesterday and were like, ‘I have to deal with systemic racism, the gender pay gap, the school-to-prison pipeline, humidity, and now y’all want me to save America? And on my way there I have to walk by, like, 18 confederate statues? All right.'”

Ruffin also brought up former Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s recent departure from the White House, joking, “You know that’s why Omarosa got fired today, Trump was like, ‘You promised me the black lady vote,’ and she was probably like, ‘I don’t know any!'”

“So not only did we get rid of Roy Moore, we got rid Omarosa, in one night! What did you do last night? Watch The Voice?”