“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert ripped into Donald Trump Jr. on Monday night, mocking his explanation of his June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer who offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
“You could knock me over with whatever you use to knock someone over who isn’t the least bit surprised,” Colbert said Monday on “The Late Show.”
“There is no evidence of collusion, or even the desire to collude with the Russians, by anyone in the Trump campaign … is something that was true 48 hours ago,” Colbert said.
He said “it’s not a smoking gun, but it is a gun meeting with a Russian bullet to talk about their mutual desire to smoke.”
The Hill added:
Colbert brought up the different explanations that Trump Jr. offered for the meeting with the lawyer, including American adoption of Russian children and then eventually looking for damaging information on Clinton. He said the explanation that Trump Jr. offered is “pretty damning.”
He joked that he found it hard to believe that Trump campaign officials Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort would take time for a meeting in the middle of the campaign without knowing details that the meeting could be helpful in their efforts against Clinton.
“We’re supposed to believe that during the height of the presidential campaign, on the advice of a guy he met at the Miss Universe pageant, Don Jr. said, ‘Hey Jared, Paul, I know you guys are a little busy right now, but I need you to come to a meeting. With who? I don’t know. About what? I’m not telling you.”
Watch Colbert’s monologue, below: