Trevor Noah focused on the Trump administration’s Russian ties on The Daily Show Thursday following revelations concerning Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“No matter how hard the Trump administration tries, Russia keeps coming back. I’d say that Russia is Trump’s herpes,” Noah said.
“Every time we dig deeper into Trump’s campaign, it seems like there’s a new person that’s connected to the Russians. First it was Paul Manafort, then it was Flynn, the whole thing is like one of those Russian nesting dolls… Now it’s Sessions.”
Sessions has come under fire after it was revealed that, during Trump’s campaign, he met with a prominent Russian ambassador on a number of occasions, even though Sessions subsequently denied any meetings took place while under oath during his confirmation hearings.
“He lied under oath, while interviewing to be the guy who prosecutes people for lying under oath,” Noah joked.
Sessions’ excuse: He simply overlooked that the meetings occurred, which Noah pointed out was a difficult thing to forget.
“How do Trump’s people keep forgetting that they’ve met with Russians? Lemme tell you something: If you meet a Russian, you remember them,” Noah said. “Those people make an impression. The moment they say ‘Hel-lo,’ it’s an immediate fight-or-flight response. You don’t forget that. Meeting a Russian is always the highlight of your day. You could meet an alien after you meet a Russian and still you’d be like, ‘You’ll never guess what happened on the way to that alien.'”
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