Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault was supposed to appear on The Daily Show Monday, “But at the last minute, she bailed on us, and the reason she gave — and this is true again — is that the administration didn’t want her interview on The Daily Show to eclipse the news of the day,” Trevor Noah said.
“Now, that doesn’t really make sense to us because this was the news of the day,” he said, cueing the clips of FBI Director James Comey denying that Obama wiretapped Trump and confirming that the FBI is investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia.
“Wow,” Noah deadpanned. “I did not see that coming.”
During the hearing, Donald Trump tweeted that the NSA and FBI told Congress Russia didn’t influence the election. Comey was then forced to respond to that tweet to deny the claim. Or as Noah explained it, Trump “lied on Twitter during a hearing about him lying on Twitter. He was live lying the hearing.”