Colbert to Trump on Russia Leak: 'Please Resign'
Late-night hosts Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah also weigh in
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2017 8:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – A high-profile Washington Post story Monday alleged President Trump leaked classified info to the Russian officials who visited the Oval Office last week, sending DC, the internet, and late-night TV into a new tizzy. Highlights from Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert, via the Week, the New York Daily News, and the Daily Beast:

  • Seth Meyers: The host got serious, noting the past week "feels very much like a pivotal point for our democracy," adding: "It's actually disorienting how blatant Trump is about all the shady stuff he does. Trump just admits to wrongdoing and then dares the rest of us to do something about it." (See his clip here.)

  • Meyers: "Nixon famously said, 'I am not a crook.' Trump is basically saying: 'I am a crook, and there's nothing you can do about it. In fact, after dinner tonight, I'm having three scoops of ice cream.'"
  • Trevor Noah: "I knew something was up when we saw President Trump with the Russians and they were smiling. [There are] only two times a Russian man smiles: the day he dies and this." (See his clip here.)
  • Noah: "What's really sad about this is that Donald Trump is trying to impress the Russians with the fact that he's president? They know! The guy's there like, 'Yeah, do you guys know that I'm president?,' and they're like, 'Yes, that is how we planned it—yes, of course.'"
  • Stephen Colbert: The Late Show host had perhaps the most blunt take of the night: "Donald Trump, if you're watching, first of all: You're a bad president. Please resign." (See his clip here.)
  • Colbert does want one remnant of Trump's administration to remain: "Please, please, please don't take Sean Spicer from us! Where am I going to get my daily dose of veiled anger and condescension?"

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