Wednesday night on Sean Hannity’s Trump Pravda program, Rudy Giuliani—a man who knows a thing or two about scandalous affairs—put his foot directly into his mouth.
When asked about Trump attorney/fixer Michael Cohen’s $130,000 hush money payment in the final weeks of the presidential election to porn star Stormy Daniels, who’s alleged that she had an affair with Trump mere months after first lady Melania gave birth to their son Barron, Giuliani said, “… they funneled it through a law firm… and then the president repaid it.” (Don’t forget, both Cohen and Trump had repeatedly denied that the president knew about the payoff and had reimbursed Cohen, with Trump even denying it on tape to a group of press onboard Air Force one.)
Enter Stephen Colbert.
The Late Show host addressed the “Hurricane Rudy” fracas Thursday night during his “Stormy Watch” segment.
“Rudy, you’re not helping,” Colbert said of the Hannity screw-up. “I’m not a lawyer, and I know not to do that. Didn’t Rudy see Trump on Air Force One? Between Cohen and Trump, one of these two men is lying… and it’s both of them.”
Giuliani further claimed that Cohen was paid a $35,000 monthly retainer by Trump and that part of that retainer was meant to account for the hush money that Trump paid off to women.
“It’s all the porn stars you want to silence, for one low monthly fee. Cohen calls it ‘Netchix.’ And it comes with streaming,” cracked Colbert.
Trump, meanwhile, backed Giuliani’s claims during a tweetstorm, claiming that the payoff situation with Daniels was “…very common among celebrities and people of wealth.”
“Hold on: I’m a celebrity and a ‘people of wealth,’ and I don’t have any NDAs,” offered Colbert, before floating a (fake) allegation of his own: “Trump is claiming that he paid Cohen a monthly fee to hush up all the affairs he wasn’t having. So that means anyone can just say they had an affair with Donald Trump and leave with a hundred and thirty grand. In that case, I had sex with Donald Trump. It’s gonna come out eventually. I don’t mean love, it was dirty dog.”