“Late Night” host Seth Meyers normally is full of mockery and silliness, but tonight he delivered an epic smackdown of Vice President Mike Pence, who’s been getting a pass as indictments roll in on allies of President Donald Trump.
Pence, who served as the director of the Trump transition team, went on television multiple times to deny any allegations of Russian intrusion in the 2016 election, despite intelligence agencies saying otherwise. He also denied retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn had any involvement with anything nefarious, which proved to also not be true.
Despite chairing the transition team, the idea that Pence was completely in the dark about major policy conversations about Russia a senior adviser was involved in is hard to believe and Meyers called him out on it in a way that few have thus far.
“And, you know, Mike Pence doesn’t get credit for it, but he’s just as slippery as anyone else in this administration,” Meyers said after showing the greatest hits of Pence lies on news talk shows. “The only difference is when he lies he crinkles his brow and uses a solemn tone. And when Trump lies, he sweats like a fugitive being chased by a pack of police dogs.”
Meyers found two videos of each person from about the same time on the same topic and showed them back to back.
“It’s like when the cops separate two suspects in a bank heist and one of them says, ‘I’d like to speak to my lawyer.’ And the other guy is in the next room screaming, ‘It was all Mike’s idea!'” Meyers joked.
Watch the full clip below:
Trump set to formally launch reelection campaign at Orlando rally
US President Donald Trump is on Tuesday set to launch his 2020 reelection campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida. Trump is expected to once again offer himself as the outsider - but it’s a much more awkward pitch to make from inside the Oval Office.
Advisers said Trump will aim to connect the dots between the promise of his disruptive first-time candidacy and his goals for another term in the White House. His promises to rock the ship of state are now more than an abstract pledge, though, complicated by his tumultuous 29 months at its helm.
Any president is inherently an insider. Trump has worked in the Oval Office for two years, travels the skies in Air Force One and changes the course of history with the stroke of a pen or the post of a tweet.
Jon Stewart shames ‘turtle’ Mitch McConnell for ‘slow-walking’ 9/11 relief: ‘I know your species isn’t known for moving quickly’
Jon Stewart fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in their ongoing dispute over relief to 9/11 first responders.
The former "Daily Show" host appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," where he told his former Comedy Central colleague that he was not "bent out of shape," as McConnell said, or "looking for some way to take offense."
“I feel like an assh*le,” Stewart said. “I didn’t know that (lawmakers) were busy. I didn’t mean to interrupt them -- with their jobs!”
“Honestly, Mitch McConnell, you really want to go with the ‘we’ll get to it when we get to it argument’ for the heroes of 9/11?” he added. “Listen, senator, I know that your species isn’t known for moving quickly.”
How cryptocurrencies can replace other pay options
Cryptocurrencies live in a volatile, roller-coaster world, which Facebook is seeking to change with its new Libra digital money.
The new digital currency will be overseen by a nonprofit association and backed with real assets to serve as a reliable, stable form of globally accepted money that lives essentially on smartphones.How do cryptocurrencies work?
To use currencies like Libra, people will need to install software referred to as a digital wallet.