“People think you colluded with the president of a hostile foreign power, then you go out to meet with him again and you don’t tell anybody? That’s like if O.J. does get on parole, and immediately goes glove shopping," Stephen Colbert joked.
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
After reading Trump’s tweets about fake news becoming more dishonest, the CBS host was taken back by Trump’s continued lies, but hoped he was telling the truth this one time.
“Here’s the thing, I want to believe Trump here,” Colbert said. “I want to believe that the president of the United States is just shooting the breeze with the guy he’s accused of colluding with for the second time that day, for an hour.”
“But here’s why it’s hard to believe him,” he continued. “He lies about everything! He lies about crowd size, voter fraud, ’til death do us part.’ He’s the boy who cried ‘Wolf Blitzer is fake news.’”
The late-night host noted the possibility that the meeting was a “nothing burger,” since the press hasn't dug up many details about it, but if history repeats itself, we may be in for a treat.
“Every time they tell us it’s a nothing burger, it turns out to be a juicy quarter pounder with sleaze.”
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
The Comedy Central star opened the show with a bit of advice for Trump.
“If the perception of you is that you’re colluding with Russia, just don’t have a private conversation with the President of Russia,” Noah said.
“It’s like, if there are rumors that you have sex with sheep, even if they are false, just stay away from sheep for a while," he added.
Noah doesn’t believe all the blame should fall on Trump because American citizens are pushing Trump to run to Putin’s side like a rebellious teenager.
“Maybe we’ve been parenting Trump the wrong way,” he said. “Clearly if we tell him to stay away from that bad boy Vlad, we’re going to push him right into his arms.”
So Noah changed his approach, as if communicating with a child.
“Donald, we know we can’t stop you from seeing Vlad, but if you are going to see him at least do it at home or bring another American with you, just so we know you are safe.”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Kimmel took a different approach, diving into discussions about made-up facts concerning the President’s secret meeting with unsuspecting Trump supporters on Hollywood Boulevard.
“What do you think about President Trump saying to Vladimir Putin in the meeting, ‘I don't know how to run a country, but you do, so please help,’” Kimmel’s "Lie Witness News" team asked.
“I think it’s good to ask for advice when you need help,” one female participant responded.
The street team tested supporters' boundaries when they asked, “What do you think about President Trump announcing the ‘Tiffany Trade Agreement,’ where he’ll give Vladimir Putin Tiffany in exchange for 2020?”
"I have not been listening to the news today, but if Trump said it, it’s ok with me."