“Just because you’re not yet a criminal target in a scandal doesn’t mean you can’t still be implicated in that scandal—as we’ve learned in the saga over Trump’s alleged hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels,” said Seth Meyers on Thursday night.
As the Late Night host explained on his program, Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, are alleged to have orchestrated a $130,000 hush payment to Daniels, and have also been accused of “physically intimidating her.”
If all that weren’t enough, this week Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared on Today, where he told Megyn Kelly that his client’s recent 60 Minutes interview was edited down from two hours to about 14 minutes and that “She can describe the president’s genitalia in great detail.”
“Great detail? I think you mean ‘horrific detail,’” said a disgusted Meyers. “I don’t want to think about Donald Trump’s penis, because if I do, something tells me I’ll never be able to eat Hot Fries ever again.”
“Also: She can describe it in great detail? Ugh, you know what that means: They did it with the lights on!” he continued. “I bet the reason 60 Minutes didn’t air that portion of the interview is because this happened to Anderson Cooper when he heard that description,” added Meyers, before throwing to a clip of the face-melting scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Of course, our Twitter-obsessed president has remained “curiously silent” about the ongoing Daniels saga. But on Thursday, the commander-in-chief finally weighed in on it for the first time during a brief Q&A with reporters aboard Air Force One.
Asked whether he knew about the alleged $130,000 payment made to Daniels by Cohen just before the 2016 presidential election, Trump replied, “No,” before adding, “You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael.” Pressed on whether he knew where the payoff money came from, Trump said, “No, I don’t know.”
Meyers wasn’t buying it. “You really expect us to believe you didn’t know your personal lawyer wired $130,000 to a porn star you yourself took a picture with?” asked Meyers. “Can you imagine what he would say about Stormy describing his genitalia? I don’t know if that description is right, it’s been years since I’ve seen it myself. Probably… Hot Fries.”