During his opening monologue Friday night, Jimmy Kimmel was baffled by Donald Trump’s recent comments about Russia’s role in the 2016 election — but he managed to make sense of them by comparing the situation to the college admissions fraud scandal.
Thursday morning, Trump surprised a lot of people in when he appeared to concede that Russia had in fact assisted in his 2016 victory. “Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax,” he wrote in a quickly deleted tweet. “And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist.” Huh.
An hour later, he told reporters on the White House lawn that “Russia did not help me get elected. You know who got me elected? I got me elected. Russia didn’t help me at all. Russia, if anything, helped the other side.”
“I know it’s a little confusing, so let me break it down in terms we can all understand,” said Kimmel after playing video of Trump’s comments. “Basically, Russia is Lori Loughlin, Trump is her daughter, and the election was a rowing scholarship to USC.” Zing.
There’s plenty more, like a look at Trump’s description of “impeachment” as a “dirty word.” Watch the whole thing above.