Seth Meyers: Sean Hannity Accidentally Did Journalism With Rudy Giuliani Chat

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers took a crack at explaining to viewers what Rudy Giuliani was thinking when he announced President Donald Trump had lied about paying hush money to a porn star.

Trump’s administration is playing like a TV show that’s run out of idea and recruiting old characters, Meyers said, pointing to the return to the news cycle of his former doctor Harold Bornstein, and now former New York City mayor Giuliani, who joined Trump’ personal legal team.

It made sense that in hiring a new a lawyer Trump wanted “someone who is calm headed and analytical” — cheap shot intro to Giuliani’s jaw-dropping crazy RNC speech.

“I hope I have that much energy when I’m 200 years old,” Meyers joked of Rudy’s address. “I love that Trump saw that and thought, ‘Get THAT guy in a room with [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller!”

Giuliani has a lot on his plate. He’s not dealing with just the Russia probe, but the Michael Cohen situation. Trump’s position has been that he had nothing to do with the payment Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels, did not repay Cohen, and had no idea where the money came from.  He said so on the record, to reporters last month, on Air Force One.

So far so good.

“Until last night when Mulberry Street Dracula over here went on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News,” Meyers said of Giuliani. Rudy’s revelation was even more surprising, given that Hannity had not asked about the Cohen investigation – he’d asked a question about the infamous dossier and Russia. All he had to do to avoid undercutting Trump was not say the president repaid the money.

Which Giuliani then did, despite Hannity’s best effort to get him back on track.

“On Hannity! You cracked under no pressure!” Meyers marveled, speculating that if Giuliani had been O.J.’s lawyer he would have said, “Hey, even if the gloves don’t fit you can still stab somebody.”

Hannity could not believe he’d made news on his show, Meyers said, calling FNC’s primetime star the only guy who would say, “‘Dear god, what have I done? ‘ When what he has done is journalism.”

Meyers speculated everyone in Trump’s orbit freaks out when they get a closeup look at the Mueller investigation. Former Trump aide Michael Caputo, for instance, went on CNN Thursday, after being interviewed by Mueller’s team to report they “knew more about what I did in 2016 than I knew myself…They know more about Trump’s campaign than anyone who ever worked there.”

He said he was interviewed about three hours and compared it to a proctology appointment. “Makes sense because Trump is definitely pulling his answers out of his ass,” Meyers observed.

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