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Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night said he likes to imagine facial expressions worn by the president’s lawyers after they read tweets like Trump sent out on Sunday: “I bet they carry pillows to scream into.”
Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
President Trump wrote that Donald Trump Jr. met with Russians “to get information on an opponent,” causing Kimmel (and other late-night hosts) to wonder if this flip-flop will assist special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Not since Robert Durst and ‘The Jinx’ has a defendant done such a good job of convicting himself publicly. But Donald Trump does what the syphilis tells him to do, he doesn’t listen to anybody,” Kimmel said.
Colbert echoed similar sentiments, saying: “The biggest takeaway from this tweet is that he’s straight-up admitting that this was a meeting with representatives of the Russian government to get information on an opponent. Also known as collusion.”
Kimmel’s clip is publicly available yet, but watch Colbert’s below.