President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have slammed allegations against him as hearsay. At one point, the White House even dismissed testimony of his attempts to pressure Ukraine into getting dirt on political rivals as “triple hearsay.”
“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert says that talking point just became a big problem after testimony from Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who listened in on Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“So it wasn’t hearsay,” Colbert cracked. ”Vindman could actually hear the bad stuff Trump say.”
Colbert noted that Vindman’s testimony was also in direct contradiction to that of Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, who said no one had raised concerns over the call.
But Colbert said Vindman used some variation on that phrase four times in his testimony.
“It’s a classic case of he said… he said he said he said,” Colbert said.
See more of his monologue below:
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