‘Daily Show’ Roasts Republicans Over Response to Trump Russia News

There was also a revival of Paul Ryan memes

Trevor Noah dragged Republicans on Twitter. Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central

The revelation that President Donald Trump had shared secret information about ISIS with Russian officials rocked the world last night—this morning Trump tweeted that he had an “absolute right” to do so even though the intelligence was so sensitive America’s allies don’t know it.

Many people on Twitter contrasted Republican officials’ muted response to Trump’s actions with their apoplectic reactions to Hillary Clinton’s private email server (which was never hacked).

The gold medal for unearthing hypocrisy goes to The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, which resurfaced Republican tweets from the Clinton era and added one-word, all caps commentary:

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Twitter
House Speaker Paul Ryan. Twitter
Then-RNC chair Reince Priebus. Twitter
Texas Senator John Cornyn. Twitter
South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy. Twitter
Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Twitter
Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Twitter
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Twitter
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Twitter
Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise. Twitter
Former Michigan Representative Mike Rogers. Twitter
California Congressman Darrell Issa. Twitter
South Carolina Congressman Lindsey Graham. Twitter
White House spokesperson Sean Spicer. Twitter

There was a mini-revival of Paul Ryan memes in particular—his “extremely careless” tweet was widely shared following last night’s revelations.

Brutal. Twitter
This never gets old. Imgur

One thing’s for sure: this administration has been a feast for lovers of memes and Twitter trolling.

‘Daily Show’ Roasts Republicans Over Response to Trump Russia News