Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah translate Trump's confusing comments on impeachment, Russia's election aid

Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah on Trump's Russia confusion
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When outgoing Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally spoke on Wednesday, "he didn't reveal anything new, but he reiterated a key point of his report — he said that he couldn't charge president Trump with obstruction of justice, but Congress could hold him accountable," Trevor Noah said on Thursday's Daily Show. "Which really means one thing: impeachment. And now the Democrats are taking the impeachment torch from Mueller and running like hell."

Trump grew indignant when asked about impeachment Thursday morning, demonstrating some ignorance on the subject and calling impeachment "a dirty, filthy, disgusting word," Noah said. "And you can tell that Mueller's announcement has Trump shook, because this morning, in a tweet, he inadvertently acknowledged for the first time that Russia helped to get him elected." When Trump tried to correct his tweet, things got very Trump-y. Noah showed the video: "I feel like that's the difference between Trump and [Nancy] Pelosi — you don't have to manipulate Trump's footage to make him look drunk."

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Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.