Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel did not go easy on Donald Trump Jr. and his excuses this week, following the revelation that he met with a Russian lawyer to attempt to get damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Colbert said people are expected to believe that at the height of the presidential campaign the following happened: Trump Jr. told Manafort and Kushner, “I need you come to a meeting?” “With who?” responded Colbert as Manafort/Kushner. “I don’t know.” “About what?” “I’m not telling you.” “OK we’re in.”
Trump Jr. said that the meeting ended up being a discussion about the adoption of Russian children. “The excuse is, ‘I tried to collude, but I didn’t get anything,'” said Colbert. “That’s like saying ‘Yes, your honor, I broke into the house but there was nothing worth stealing. So if you think about it, they were robbing me.'”
“At this point it would be easier if the Trump people just told us which Russians they hadn’t met with,” said Trevor Noah in his segment recapping the Trump Jr. revelations. “I don’t even think Russian people hang out with this many Russians.”
He, like Colbert, mocked Trump Jr. for defending himself by saying the Russian source he met with never ended up giving him productive information. “I only met with that other woman because I thought she wanted to f—,” said Noah as Trump Jr. “Turns out she only wanted me to meet Jesus, so how you going to call me a cheater, girl?”
“That is batshit crazy,” said Noah. “Donald Jr.’s defense is that he tried to collude but instead he got Russian catfished?”
Jimmy Kimmel had his own “interview” with Kellyanne Conway, who asked him to define what the word “meeting” was.
“Jimmy do you eat meat?” said fake Conway. “Is that a meeting?”
“Listen, we should be focusing on Hillary Clinton and the she-mails she’s been hiding,” continued fake Conway, eventually leading Kimmel to give up.