Seth Meyers Nails the Craziest Part of Trump's Latest Scandal
Donald Trump has been embroiled in controversy almost from the day he assumed office. So you can almost forgive "Late Night" host Seth Meyers for his nasty case of scandal fatigue after James Comey's confirmation of a counterintelligence investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election.
"Yet, only 60 days into this administration, you hear that and you're like, 'Meh,'" he joked. "At this point, Melania [Trump] would have to take [President] Trump on a high-speed chase in a Ford bronco for us to say, 'This is unexpected,'" he concluded. "This is a twist I didn't see coming."
Perhaps the craziest thing to happen during the hearing was Trump's tweeting, the source of most of the president's (and the nation's) biggest headaches.
"Trump tweeted from the president's official account, 'The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process.' But that's wrong," Meyers explained. "They didn't say that. So, later, in the same hearing, Comey was asked to fact check Trump's tweet about that hearing, [a] tweet he didn't know about, because he'd been at the hearing!"
"Witnesses in a hearing are now fact-checking the president's tweets about that hearing during the hearing," he continued. "We are now at a point where the crazy things the president says are making their way to the halls of Congress and wasting the time of allies, intelligence officials and the FBI director."
This, and Trump's Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson last week, left Meyers wondering exactly where Trump is getting his information.