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Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert both took shots at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday for the unsubstantiated claims he made on Saturday (and has continued to defend) that he saw “thousands and thousands of people” in Jersey City, New Jersey celebrating on 9/11.
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host pointed out that when George Stephanopoulos called out Trump on the fact that police have said this didn’t happen and that rumors of what Trump’s saying have been debunked, Trump simply said, “It did happen. I saw it on television.”
“So Trump claims he saw this event that never happened on television,” Meyers said. “But Trump says he met Vladimir Putin when they were on the same episode of 60 Minutes even though they filmed their segments thousands of miles apart. So Trump’s understanding of how TV works is not 100 percent trustworthy.”
Meyer’s quipped in an imitation of Trump’s voice: “I know the Dallas Cowboys very well. Just this weekend they played a game in my living room. If you don’t believe me, ask my friends Ross and Rachel.”
Stephen Colbert also poked fun at Trump’s gift for recall, citing NBC newswoman Katy Tur’s account of Trump calling her to say that “although he doesn’t know where exactly he saw that video, he does know he saw it because he has ‘the world’s greatest memory.’ “
“That’s right,” Colbert nodded, “he can’t remember where he saw the video, but he can remember he has the world’s greatest memory.”
The Late Show host also got some digs in about Trump’s assertions about not only his world’s greatest memory, but also about his eerily spot-on predictions about the future.
Colbert showed a series of clips of Trump taking credit for identifying Osama Bin Laden as an enemy of the U.S. back in 2000.
Colbert then listed all the acts of terrorism that had already been attributed publicly to bin Laden throughout the 1990s — the bombing of the USS Cole and the embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and the 1993 World Trade Center attack. “It’s spooky,” Colbert marveled. “It’s like Trump has some kind of fifth sense that lets him see what’s in newspapers and on TV.”
The host then went on to prove in a game that not only “Nostradonald” can “predict the predictable.” (“Next year,” revealed Colbert, “there will be an iPhone 7.”)
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