Seth Meyers isn’t buying President Trump’s assertion that he was unaware of his lawyer’s $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.
“Now, for a president who will tweet about almost anything, he’s remained curiously silent on the Stormy Daniels story,” the Late Night host told Thursday’s audience during his “Closer Look” segment. “But late this afternoon, he weighed in for the first time during a Q&A with reporters on Air Force One, where he insisted incredibly that he didn’t know about the payment his lawyer, Michael Cohen, made to Daniels.”
When asked by reporters why Cohen would make the payment, in a clip shown to viewers, Trump replied: “You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney, and you’ll have to ask Michael.”
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First, Meyers poked at the video’s lack of quality lighting. “What’s with the lighting?” he asked chuckling. “You know you’re embarrassed by a story when you’ll only talk about it in the dark.”
“Also, you really expect us to believe you didn’t know your personal lawyer wired $130,000 to a porn star you yourself took a picture with?” Meyers said, before referencing Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti’s claim that she could “describe the president’s genitalia in great detail” from Wednesday’s Megyn Kelly Today.
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