Seth Meyers tackles Trump's new 'wild conspiracy theory' on FBI spies
Seth Meyers attempted to unpack what he called President Trump‘s “wild conspiracy theory” about the FBI and Department of Justice possibly planting an undercover spy within his 2016 campaign. To that, Meyers had to smile. “You think they needed a spy to catch you colluding with Russia?” he said. “All they needed was a microphone.”
On Sunday, the commander in chief unleashed “one of his longest and most incoherent Twitter rants yet,” the Late Night host remarked. While most of it revolved around The New York Times reporting on Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with foreign officials during the Trump campaign, it also involved a declaration.
“I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration,” the tweet read.
Meyers was just surprised Trump used the word “hereby” in a sentence.
He also reminded Trump that he “literally looked into the camera on TV and said, ‘Russia, if you’re listening.'” Meyers joked, “That’s like coming out of the bathroom with white powder on your nose and saying, ‘I’m ready to party because I just did cocaine.'”
The rest of Trump’s tweets were so long Meyers didn’t have time to read them aloud on “A Closer Look,” so he fast-forwarded through clips of news anchors reciting them. “Don’t worry about not being able to follow that,” he noted. “It actually makes less sense at normal speed.”
Stephen Colbert on The Late Show also mocked Trump, but more so for the president’s apparent obsession with his “staff leaking information.”
“You know how I know that?” he added. “His staff leaked that information to The New York Times.”
Colbert cited a Times report that stated West Wing aides were “instructed to drop their phones into small storage lockers when they come to work” in an effort to stop White House workers from leaking information to the press. “Wait a second, they’re taking away the phones of everyone except Donald Trump?” Colbert quipped. “How does that work? How does that help? That’s like saying, no one can bring knives to work, except you, O.J.”
Watch Meyers and Colbert in the clips above.