President Donald Trump has repeatedly advised his followers to read the readout of his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
However, the Daily Show recently attended a Trump rally in which it asked supporters if they had taken the president’s advice — and none of them had.
Correspondent Jordan Klepper asked multiple Trump fans what they thought of impeachment and they unanimously called it “bullshit.”
When asked about specifics of the case, however, they could not articulate why they believed there was no case to be made.
“Read the transcript!” one Trump supporter told Klepper in response to his question about impeachment.
“Have you read it?” he asked.
“I have… not,” he admitted.
“But we should read the transcript?” he asked.
“We should!” he replied.
A different Trump supporter also admitted to not reading the transcript but said that he really didn’t need to because the president told him he didn’t do anything wrong.
“I trust the word of our president, man,” he said.
Still another Trump supporter said that he read “most” of the transcript before being forced by Kepper to admit that he had “skimmed” the transcript.
He then admitted that he didn’t have time to do much reading about the president’s impeachment.
Watch the video below.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 17, 2019
Melania Trump turns her back on #BeBest campaign — and praises husband’s insane tweets at MAGA rally
First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday suggested her husband's unhinged and factually-challenged tweets were actually a good thing for America.
The comments came in stark contrast to the message of her #BeBest campaign against online bullying.
"For the first time in history, the citizens of this country get to hear directly and instantly from their president every single day through social media," she said at a campaign rally in Atglen, Pennsylvania while reading prepared remarks off a teleprompter.
The crowd applauded.
"I do not always agree what -- they way he says things, but it is important to him that he speaks directly to the people he serves," she said.
BUSTED: Utah Republican took at least $135,000 in illegal campaign donations
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Burgess Owens, a former football player and Fox News commentator running for Congress in Utah, accepted at least $135,000 in illegal campaign contributions.
"Mr. Owens ... reported bringing in a staggering $2.5 million during the third quarter fund-raising period, one of the biggest hauls for a Republican congressional candidate. But a review of his campaign’s financial disclosures showed that at least $135,500 — about 40 percent of the cash his campaign currently has on hand in the final stretch — was ineligible because the donors had contributed more than the legal limit," reported Catie Edmondson. "Individuals may donate up to $2,800 to a federal candidate per election, according to limits published by the Federal Election Commission."
Kris Kobach asks for allegedly fraudulent Bannon wall funds to be ‘unfrozen’ so he can get paid for his work promoting it
On Tuesday, Law & Crime reported that former Kansas Secretary of State and longtime Trump ally Kris Kobach was rebuffed by federal prosecutors for trying to "inject" himself into the fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman and adviser Steve Bannon.
"Kobach ... is apparently looking to unfreeze We Build the Wall funds so he can get paid for the work he did," reported Matt Naham. "Kobach has attempted to do this [by] challenging a restraining order that 'intended to safeguard funds that will be subject to forfeiture following a conviction in this case[…].'"