The first several months of the Trump administration have included many revelations about members of the president's campaign personnel secretly meeting with Russian spies.” But none of those meetings looked quite as bad as the one we found out about yesterday ,” The Daily Show ‘ s Trevor Noah told Monday night.
Of course, he was talking about Donald Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian attorney who promised him damaging information about Hillary Clinton, as first reported over the weekend by The New York Times .
” That's right. Don Jr ., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort met with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer to get grime on Hillary Clinton ,” Noah said.” You know what? At this point, it would be easier if the Trump people just told us which Russians they haven't met with .”
” Now, if you're looking for evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, this seems like the smoking gun ,” he continued. Unsurprisingly, Trump Jr.” has a different take .”
In a statement following the latest revelations, Trump Jr. admitted that he satisfied the attorney because he guessed she had information that could be used against Clinton. But once it” is very clear that she had no meaningful information ,” he speedily ended the discussion.
” Baby, newborn, baby, you don't understand ,” Noah told, imitating Trump Jr.” I merely met with that other woman because I believed she wanted to fuck .”
” It is insane! That is batshit crazy ,” the host called.” Donald Jr.'s defense is that he tried to collude? But instead he got Russian catfished ?!”
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