On Tuesday’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah joked about the Jeff Sessions hearing, but also mocked the media for grasping at baseless rumors that Trump might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “Why waste energy on speculative crazy when there’s so much actual crazy to focus on?”
The Department of Justice appointed Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, but a friend of Trump recently said he heard the president might fire Mueller. That’s all there was to the rumor. If this were true, it would be political suicide, but “Donald Trump don’t die, people,” Trevor said.
“Donald Trump is the Transformers movies of politics — no matter how bad it gets, it’s never over. And you think you don’t know anybody who supports them, but you do.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee about Trump’s ties to Russia. Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, but refused to talk about whether he ever brought up Russia with the president.
“The recusal that Sessions mentioned was one of the key issues everyone wanted to know about: Did he speak to President Trump about Russia after he said he wouldn’t?” Noah said. “So the question was simple, but if there’s one thing we know about magical creatures, it’s that if you ask them a question they don’t like, they just make up rules for why they can’t answer.”