Seth Meyers picked apart Sean Hannity’s “new, even dumber defense” of President Donald Trump’s request that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “do us a favor” and dig up dirt on potential 2020 rival Joe Biden in their now infamous July phone call.
Fox News host Hannity ― a vocal supporter of Trump ― earlier this week claimed “do us a favor” was actually just one of the president’s “go-to phrases” and “a verbal aside” that wasn’t a demand for a quid pro quo.
Meyers expressed astonishment on Thursday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Late Night.”
“That’s your argument?” he asked. “That saying ‘do us a favor’ to a foreign leader is equivalent to you saying ‘ya know?’”
“You have to understand, Trump says ‘do us a favor’ the way Valley girls say ‘like’ or how Jesse Pinkman says ‘bitch’ all the time. It doesn’t mean he’s a criminal, that’s just how he talks,” Meyers continued.
“Also, he’s a criminal,” Myers added.
Check out the segment above.
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