More than a day after NBC News dropped their report about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling President Donald Trump a “moron” this past summer, it doesn’t look like the story is going to fade away anytime soon. And for another evening, late-night hosts have been given the opportunity to make jokes about the whole affair.
During his ‘A Closer Look’ segment on Thursday evening’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers devoted some time to Morongate. After recapping NBC News’ reporting and speculating on Tillerson saying the word “moron” in a low Texas drawl, Meyers then touched on the Wednesday presser the secretary of state held to try to put the matter to rest.
After laying a clip of Tillerson heaping over-the-top praise on Trump< Meyers made the following observation:
“To think a guy’s a moron and then be forced to publicly say he’s smart. I guess when your name is Rex, you’re gonna be good at rolling over. Good boy, Rex! Good boy!”
The comedian also quipped about Trump’s remarking on the news story during his trip to Las Vegas, noting that it almost seemed like the president had an angel and devil on his shoulders when he claimed it was “fake news” while walking away from reporters.
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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