Seth Meyers took A Closer Look on Wednesday night at Trump’s disastrous interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan, in which Swan became a near-instant meme thanks to the looks he gave Trump’s incoherent answers.
“A lot has happened this week as you can probably guess from this face, the face of an actual journalist sitting across from the President of the United States,” began Meyers, accompanied by the now-famous still of Swan’s baffled expression. “You know something has gone horribly wrong when a journalist interviewing the president looks like that. That’s the face you make when your dad gets drunk and decides to tell you about the night you were conceived.” Read more…
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“This is where the Trump administration and Republican party are at,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday. “Whining about cartoons and Legos while sending secret police to gas moms and vets and arguing that slavery was a, quote, ‘necessary evil.’“
The U.S. is continuing to play moral limbo, straining just how low it can go before completely collapsing. As Meyers notes, more Americans believe the U.S. is on the wrong track than at any previous point of Trump’s presidency — which says a lot considering his approval ratings have been consistently low.
The entire country is enduring substantial fear and uncertainty right now. So, to reassure the populace, Trump’s White House condemned both the alleged cancellation of cop-themed children’s cartoon Paw Patrol and Lego’s halt on selling their City Police Station set. Read more…
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“Trump’s like a high school student doing a book report who not only didn’t read the book, but even if he did you know it would go way over his head anyway,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump is continuing to cop criticism for ignoring warnings about the coronavirus for months. Reports state Trump routinely neglects to read his daily intelligence briefings, and sometimes even shows disinterest in the oral summaries provided a few times per week.
“What do they have to do to keep this guy’s attention? Have his daily briefings delivered by pageant contestants?” said Meyers. “‘My name is Brianna, I’m from Battle Creek, Michigan, and a new virus spreading across the globe has a 3.4 percent mortality rate!‘” Read more…
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One of the few legitimate reasons for leaving your home amidst the coronavirus pandemic is to get some safely socially-distanced exercise. Unfortunately, as Late Night host Seth Meyers noted on Tuesday, some joggers are eschewing simple precautionary measures in favour of running up behind people and panting spittle like germ sprinklers.
“It’s like a horror movie, except Jason had the decency to wear a mask,” quipped Meyers.
Some people who are infected with the coronavirus only display mild symptoms, or even no symptoms at all. They’re still contagious though, meaning joggers could be spreading the disease without even realising. The risk may be relatively small but it isn’t non-existent, and it’s still extremely disconcerting to come in close contact with a gasping stranger in the current climate. Read more…
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This week the global number of confirmed coronavirus cases climbed toward one million, with the U.S. accounting for the highest number of infections in the world. As Late Night host Seth Meyers noted on Thursday, other countries such as Taiwan and South Korea have been much more successful at slowing the spread, their governments executing quick and decisive plans to minimise infections.
Meanwhile, U.S. president Donald Trump recommended people use scarves as makeshift masks on Tuesday.
“Oh great, so now the president is Martha Stewart,” quipped Meyers, recording from the confines of his home. “‘Using a blanket, a bike helmet, and some Saran Wrap, you can make your own hazmat suit, homemade. Pretty great.'” Read more…
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to keep countries in lockdown, with over 400,000 confirmed cases around the globe. Medical experts are warning that social distancing is pivotal to slowing the spread of the virus, which would put less strain on overburdened medical systems and save more lives.
Of course, U.S. president Donald Trump has a much different view of the matter, aiming to send everyone back to work in time for Easter — less than three weeks away.
“It’s like those stories you hear about a small town that elects a dog as mayor every year,” quipped Late Night host Seth Meyers, taking one of this trademark Closer Looks (from home) about how utterly ill-equipped Trump is to handle this health crisis. “Sure, you know, it might seem like fun at the time. Dog mayor. But what happens when there’s a thunderstorm and you need the mayor to coordinate disaster relief, but he won’t come out from underneath the couch?” Read more…
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The stock market is plummeting, the coronavirus infection rate is soaring, and countries all over the world are going into lockdown. Still, some younger people continue to go out, apparently under the impression that they can’t contract the virus.
As Late Night host Seth Meyers noted from home, President Trump’s failure to take the crisis seriously for weeks now has only contributed to a dangerous lack of urgency. The lack of social distancing even prompted New York governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a stern, all-caps warning on Saturday: “YOU ARE WRONG.”
“That is serious big dad energy,” said Meyers. “‘You are wrong. Now go to your room for two months. Think about what you did. Better hear you washing your hands in there.'” Read more…
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“We’re in this weird moment right now where it’s difficult for the media and public health experts to convey the severity of what’s happening without sounding hysterical,” Late Night host Seth Meyers said on Thursday. “It’s like being the one person in a horror movie who knows they’re in a horror movie.”
Production on Late Night has shut down indefinitely due to the coronavirus, returning March 30 at the earliest. Nevertheless, the crew filmed a last, casual Closer Look segment.
“Really the reason we’re gonna do this right now is that once it’s on the [cue] cards Wally [Feresten, the cue card holder] makes us do it,” joked Meyers. Read more…
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As the coronavirus continues to spread, public health officials have warned that the U.S. could face a similar situation to Italy within the next 10 to 15 days. The entirety of Italy is currently on lockdown, with all public gatherings are banned — including soccer matches.
“Do you know how bad things have to be for Italians to cancel soccer matches?” said Late Night host Seth Meyers during Wednesday’s episode. “Italians love soccer more than they love talking with their hands, and they love talking with their hands.”
President Donald Trump gave a national address concerning COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, announcing a 30-day suspension of travel into the U.S. from Europe (excluding the UK). However, Meyers noted the Trump’s messaging concerning the coronavirus hasn’t been very reassuring — or accurate — up to this point, referring to his statement on Tuesday that “it’s really working out and a lot of good things are gonna happen.” Read more…
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Everyone whose job it is to make jokes about current events was handed a gift on the weekend: A photo of Donald Trump’s famously ochre-hued face framed by a startlingly wide border of his actual skin colour, his hair blown back in the wind, as stark as his corrupt conduct. Seth Meyers took A Closer Look at the weekend’s events on Monday night, but as any impeachment-weary late night talk show host worth putting in a fancy suit would, he took the opportunity to have a red-hot go at Trump’s other hardline border policy before getting into the serious stuff.
“He looks just like he went to the beach wearing a dog cone,” Meyers joked. “Trump only cares about the top 1 percent, even when he’s applying sunscreen to his face. Looks like he stuck his face in an empty bag of Doritos and sucked up the dust.” Read more…
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On Thursday’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host examined the US House of Representatives’ vote to endorse the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump – a vote that many Republicans had insisted would not pass.
In fact, White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News claiming “[The Democrats] don’t have the votes” — a clip Meyers juxtaposed deliciously with various news bulletins announcing the vote had passed.
“What? We can’t trust Kellyanne Conway?” joked Meyers. “I guess up is up and down is down.”
Meyers also touched on the possibility that Trump’s ex-national security adviser John Bolton will be called to testify, which will be interesting considering their less than amicable split. Read more…
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Look, nobody seems to really know what happened between Donald Trump and recently-former national security adviser John Bolton — not even the TV hosts who were getting texts from Bolton himself live on air, contradicting Trump’s tweets claiming Bolton was fired. But Seth Meyers does his best in Wednesday night’s A Closer Look segment.
After touching on Trump’s “scary stories” about refugees from Hurricane Dorian’s swathe of destruction in the Bahamas (“He should hold his rallies in the dark, holding a flashlight under his face — he’s like a racist Stephen King”), Meyers gets into the really terrifying stuff about John Bolton. Read more…
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We’re now several days into the Hurricane Dorian crisis threatening to engulf the nation — no, not the actual huge and destructive storm that made landfall in North Carolina on Thursday night. The president’s made clear that the much more pressing concern is that everyone knows his tweet claiming Dorian would impact Alabama was actually totally correct and not, in fact, extremely wrong.
Seth Meyers took a Closer Look at Trump’s pattern of aggressive, nonsensical lying and corncobbing whenever he’s clearly made a mistake but won’t admit it — from the “Tim Apple” incident to #Sharpiegate and his hilariously transparent denial of any knowledge about the doctored map. Read more…
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Melania Trump’s decision to wear that jacket to visit shelters and facilities for immigrant children at the U.S. border was not lost on late show hosts.
In fact, the subject of the First Lady’s tone deaf fashion choice — a Zara jacket emblazoned with the words “I really don’t care, do u?” — on Thursday was almost too easy for them.
Trevor Noah, who’s had just about enough of this shit, cut straight to the chase.
“It looks like when Melania was in the hospital, she had her last fuck removed,” he said on The Daily Show Thursday night. Read more…
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