It’s so awkward that Lemon couldn’t stop laughing as he played it... then watched it a second time and laughed even harder:
“So to be clear, Mr. Trump has no financial relationships with any Russian oligarchs?” CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell asks Manafort in the July 2016 clip.
Manafort stammers through his response.
“That’s what he said,” Manafort replies. “That’s what I said. That’s obviously what the, what our position is.”
Lemon laughed both times he played it.
“That was really, really awkward,” he concluded. “I still have no idea what he said there.”
What makes it so awkward is the revelation Thursday that former longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen reportedly told a court that discussions on a potential Trump Tower real estate project in Moscow continued as late as June 2016.
See Lemon’s full segment in the clip above.