Play of the Day: The President's Latest Russia Explanation

It would certainly make for a good book title.

President Donald Trump lit the White House Christmas tree this week and mispronounced the word "Christmas" in doing so. The Tonight SHow's Jimmy Fallon joked about it, saying Trump both sounded like he was a record being played backwards and like someone's drunk uncle.

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress this week, saying he was involved in Trump/Russian real estate deals well into the 2016 campaign. Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, saying that the first three rules of real estate are not location, location, location, but "collusion, collusion, collusion." In the wake of the Cohen news, Trump held a press scrum Thursday and explained a potential 2016 Moscow deal as "We were thinking about building a building…I decided ultimately not to do it. There would have been nothing wrong if I did do it." The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked that Trump seemed to be creating his own "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style explanation, while Colbert changed the Art of the Deal title to mirror Trump's quote.

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