Fox News is on team Don Jr. And as Trevor Noah explained on Wednesday’s Daily Show, they are currently competing for the Trump team in the Doncathlon. This is, of course, the competition undertaken by Fox News anchors and pundits to come up with the lousiest possible defense for Trump Jr‘s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
“Most people agree that it’s collusion, or at the very least that it’s very shady,” Noah explained. “But most people don’t work at Fox News, the billion-dollar fear and sexual harassment factory whose entire reason for being seems to be defending the Trump administration.”
One of the Doncathlon’s biggest competitors is Sean Hannity, who said the meeting was “set up by Democratic operatives” in order to trap Trump Jr. “You won’t catch this on the other news channels,” he supposed.
“Yeah, you’re right,” Noah remarked. “You won’t. Because it’s dumb as fuck.”
“Really?” asked Noah. “The Democrats set up this meeting? Tricked Don Jr. into colluding with the Russians and then never used it? That was the plan?”
Donald Jr. went on Sean Hannity’s show Tuesday night to explain himself, but ended up just making even more excuses. “I love this. He’s totally confessing but with the tone of somebody who thinks he’s giving an alibi.”
One of his biggest excuses was that he took the meeting before everyone was talking about Russia. “‘Yeah, no one was talking about collusion before we did it.’ That’s kind of how that works. First you do the thing and then the people start to talk about it.”