Stephen Colbert Joked That The Show Was Being Filmed By A Microwave After Kellyann Conway’s Comments That Obama Used Microwaves To Spy On Trump.
‘The Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert mocked White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday night for suggesting the Obama Administration could have used microwaves as surveillance cameras to monitor Trump Tower.
Colbert joked that his show was actually filmed by a microwave and had one positioned on top of a tripod before the comedian opened the door and whispered: ‘President Obama. I miss you.’
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Conway was lambasted after she was asked about President Donald Trump‘s unsubstantiated claims that his namesake tower in New York City was wiretapped by Barack Obama.
She told the Bergen County Record this weekend: ‘What I can say is there are many ways to surveil each other. You can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets.’
She also mentioned ‘microwaves that turn into cameras’, but later backtracked her comments, joking that she wasn’t ‘Inspector Gadget’.
The comedian first said, ‘Now, to believe Trump’s claims, you need a shaky grasp of reality and zero regard for the truth,’ before making fun of Spicer’s defense, saying: ‘Sean, I think you’re grasping at straws.’
Colbert went on and lampooned Conway’s microwave comments on Monday night, saying: ‘It’s true, it’s true, microwaves that turn into cameras. How do you think we film this show? Jim, show them camera three.’
The camera panned to a microwave perched on top of a tripod in the studio, which Colbert used to heat up a Hot Pocket before whispering into the camera inside: ‘President Obama, I miss you’.
Colbert continued his antics by trying to squeeze his head into the microwave, saying: ‘Actually, can I come in there with you?’
Conway later walked back her previous comments in an appearance on CNN, where she told host Chris Cuomo: ‘Chris, I’m not Inspector Gadget. I don’t believe people are using their microwave to spy on the Trump Campaign.
‘However, I am not in the job of having evidence. That’s what investigations are for.’
Colbert continued to take down Conway in his opening monologue, saying: ‘Okay, Inspector Gadget had all sorts of tools at his disposal, gadget skates, gadget ‘copter.
‘Kellyanne Conway has only one move: “Go, go alternative facts.”‘
Late Night host Seth Meyers also took shots at Conway’s joke, saying: ‘And when Inspector Gadget heard that, he said, “Even I think you’re crazy, and my hat turns into a helicopter.”‘
Conway’s comments proved to be fodder for other late night hosts.
Noah played a clip of Conway’s interview with the Record and reminded audiences of her previous controversies.
He said: ‘To be fair, Kellyanne may have said some crazy s**t about microwaves, but look on the bright side. At least she finally learned how to sit on a couch.’
James Corden, recapped her comments, saying: ‘On Sunday, Trump’s spokesperson Kellyanne Conway said it was possible that Obama spied on Trump using “microwaves that turn into cameras”.
‘Yeah, as opposed to a camera that turns into a microwave, otherwise known as a Samsung Galaxy S7.’