Trump attacked Todd and NBC News as “fake news” on Saturday for reporting on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump administration’s ties to the Kremlin.
He called the anchor “sleepy eyes,” an insult he’s used to describe the news anchor in the past, and said the media was “pushing the phony Russia story.”
Meyers was in fierce form, as he fired back at the president on Todd’s behalf on his show Monday night. (Both “Late Night” and “Meet the Press” air on NBC.)
“You’re calling Chuck Todd ‘sleepy eyes?’ You always look like you drank a bottle of NyQuil in the sauna,” the comedian quipped.
Watch the full smackdown above.