The Daily Showdown
Two of the big lingering questions from 2017 are whether President Trump colluded with Russia and why the FBI started investigating that question, Trevor Noah said on Wednesday's Daily Show. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into the first one, and The New York Times provided an answer to the second last week: "Alcohol" — specifically, drunken gossip from Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. "Man, Donald Trump's people are such amateurs," Noah said. "Everyone knows the first rule of keeping a secret is you don't drink with Australians. Like, their smallest beer can size is 'bucket.'"
On Wednesday afternoon, Stephen Bannon had an unexpected answer for the first question. "This is huge," Noah said. "Steve Bannon, Trump's dude, not only accused Trump's second-dumbest son of collusion, but he's also accusing the president of being in on it and then lying to the American people about it." Trump did not react calmly. "I didn't even know presidents could release dis tracks," Noah said. "But I do feel bad for President Trump because today he found out that some Nazis aren't very fine people."
"But you know, as much as I enjoy watching this fight, I realize I don't know who I'm rooting for," Noah said. "Steve Bannon beefing with Donald Trump? It's like Alien vs. Sexual Predator — who do you go with?" This feud may end up being "just the latest episode of our favorite gringo telenovela," he said, but it's also "the first time a member of Trump's inner circle is saying that this Trump-Russia collusion story is as bad as it seems."
At The Opposition, Jordan Klepper was in mourning because "mommy and daddy are fighting." This Trump-Bannon split needs to be healed, he deadpanned. "I don't want to split my time wearing my MAGA hat on weekdays and two collared shirts every other weekend." Watch below. Peter Weber