Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” on Monday’s Late Night at how Trump’s tweets affected the hearing of FBI Director James Comey. During the hearing, Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign.
“That is a huge, huge deal, and yet, only 60 days into this administration, you hear that and you’re like, meh,” Meyers remarked. “At this point, Melania would have to take Trump on a high-speed chase in a Ford Bronco for us to say, ‘This is unexpected! This is a twist I didn’t see coming!’”
While the hearing was going on, Trump tweeted from the official POTUS account, “The NSA and FBI tell Congress that Russia did not influence electoral process.” Of course, no such claim was made, but Comey was forced to respond to that tweet later in the hearing.
“Witnesses in a hearing are fact-checking the president’s tweets about that hearing during a hearing,” a flabbergasted Meyers explained. “They might as well just throw to [Inside the NBA‘s] Ernie, Kenny, and Charles” for the constant play-by-play.