Tapper’s comment came in response to Colbert noting that during former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe‘s 60 Minutes interview that aired on Sunday, McCabe said that Rosenstein said he was willing to wear a wire into the White House.

“He’s also saying Rod Rosenstein was not joking,” Colbert added.

“Yeah, the Rosenstein denials though are — I mean, at this point, I think society is sophisticated enough to see through them,” Tapper replied. “Am I wrong?”

“Society elected Donald Trump. I’m not entirely sure how sophisticated society is,” Colbert quipped, drawing applause from the audience.