John Oliver has covered the president’s myriad scandals for months but even he was stunned Donald Jr. would tweet out evidence the Trump campaign attempted to collude with the Russian government last summer.
‘We called this whole looming scandal—way back in March—we came up with this framing device for it: ‘Stupid Watergate’ Oliver told ‘Late Night’ host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday.
‘The idea that it’s something with all of the gravitas of Watergate but where everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything’.
‘And unfortunately’ he added.
‘It was supposed to be a self-contained joke.
But current events are making it more and more relevant – which is not normally how jokes work’.