On Late Night, Seth Meyers spoke of the “heap of legal problems” facing former President Donald Trump, even as he remains the favorite of many Republicans to lead the party again.
He spoke of how in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity Trump “completely disintegrated into a sweaty, disjointed, incoherent red-faced mess” and he still has “the confidence of a man who is ready for anything and prepared for nothing.” is”.
This week also saw New York Attorney General Letitia James announce a $250 million lawsuit against Trump and his family for “staggering fraud,” with a host of charges. “Right now it would just be easier to list the crimes Trump didn’t commit,” Meyers joked.
He continued with the interview with Hannity and played back footage of Trump saying he can release documents with his mind in response to the FBI raid that found boxes of classified material at his property in Miami. Meyers said he seemed to think it was “like calling dibs” and that his trial implied his latest legal counsel is Tinkerbell.Read:Forest service seizes PG&E equipment as part of fire probe
The justification would also assume Trump is “able to think things through,” although a judge would “rule that there’s just nothing wrong with that.” Meyers compared Trump to “an emu who just found the zoo’s camera”.
Trump also claimed that the FBI may have been looking for Hillary Clinton’s emails at his residence. “Even Hannity had to jump in and stop him,” Meyers commented before joking that it would be a great twist. “Even M Night Shyamalan would have been like, ‘Hats off,'” he said.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert excitedly said that for once “something means something” after an appeal resulted in the “super top secret” and thus “super top illegal” documents in Trump’s residence being deemed admissible as evidence.
“It happens: actions have consequences,” he said.
Responding to Trump’s claim that documents can be released with his mind, the appeals court said it was a “red herring,” which Colbert joked was “also what the former president calls a Filet-o-Fish, smothered in ketchup”.Read:US rejects Russia’s plans to hold referendums in parts of Ukraine
In Trump’s interview with Sean Hannity, he also claimed that they may have passed his will, which he can’t find now. “You know it’s going to be fine if someone says yesterday that I was looking for my will,” he said.
Colbert also addressed Trump’s bizarre suggestion that the FBI may have been looking for Clinton’s emails during the raid. “That’s so crazy, he confused Sean Hannity – and Sean comes across as confused,” he said.
On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah also joked about Trump’s belief that he can declassify documents with his brain. “He Couldn’t Even” read documents with his brain,” he said.Read:Americans under felony indictment have a right to buy guns, judge rules
Noah joked that his lawyer would say in court, “The defendant pleads for Jedi.”
The host was also dubious, as releasing documents without saying they had been released would be out of character. “That would be the first time in his life Trump thinks something and doesn’t say it out loud,” he said.
Noah noted that “the FBI will have to loot his brain for evidence,” and joked that his brain is usually full of bikinis. Trump has “a superpower that only applies to documents”.
He also spoke about Trump’s claim that the FBI was actually looking for Clinton’s emails and Hannity’s confused response. “Even Sean Hannity says, ‘Wait sorry, I’m coming with you, but I don’t understand,’ he said.