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Seth Meyers blasts Trump’s ‘criminal’ lack of coronavirus vaccine plan

Seth Meyers blasts Trump's 'criminal' lack of coronavirus vaccine plan

Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden has already reversed some of Donald Trump’s most damaging policies, abolishing the Muslim travel ban and halting construction on the border wall. So of course, as Late Night host Seth Meyers noted Thursday, upset Trump supporters are lashing out — including Republican senator Ted Cruz.

In a shockingly misinformed tweet, Cruz nonsensically accused Biden of being “more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh” because he rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. To be clear, the Paris Climate Agreement isn’t actually about Parisians. It was named such because it was signed in Paris, and it’s kind of mind-blowing that a U.S. senator would insinuate otherwise. Also, Pittsburgh was in favour of the Paris agreement. Read more…

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Trump is ‘shredding American democracy’ with baseless fraud claims, Seth Meyers warns

Trump is 'shredding American democracy' with baseless fraud claims, Seth Meyers warns

“Trump promised for months that this is exactly how he’d react if he lost, and now he’s doing it and shredding American democracy in the process,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Wednesday. “If anything, this might be the first time he’s delivering on what he promised.”

The U.S. presidential election was called for President-elect Joe Biden days ago, and President-eject Donald Trump continues to shut his eyes, block his ears, and scream “voter fraud” at the top of his lungs. There’s still no evidence of widespread election fraud yet Republicans are still pushing this story, Meyers noting that this willfully ignorant bullishness bears strikingly similarities to narratives we’ve heard before. Read more…

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Seth Meyers explains why Republicans are to blame for the Midwest’s delayed election results

Seth Meyers explains why Republicans are to blame for the Midwest's delayed election results

“I spent most of the night clenching so hard I have six pack abs now,” Late Night host Seth Meyers said on Wednesday. 

Election Day in the U.S. has come and gone, but global stress and anxiety has only intensified. Though Democratic candidate Joe Biden is currently leading, President Donald Trump has already made an extremely premature victory declaration and is calling for the ballot counting to stop, stating he intends to take the matter to the Supreme Court

As Meyers explained in a whopping 21-minute Closer Look segment, this is “deeply dangerous authoritarian behavior” that severely undermines America’s democracy. These are not fraudulent votes that Trump wants to discard. They are legitimate votes from registered U.S. voters that were submitted before the voting deadline and just need to be counted. Yet the president is actively fighting to ignore these ballots because they may not be favorable to him. Read more…

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Seth Meyers mocks the White House’s weird defense of ‘Paw Patrol’

Seth Meyers mocks the White House's weird defense of 'Paw Patrol'

“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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‘It’s the Mayo Clinic, not Daft Punk’: Seth Meyers teaches Mike Pence how masks work

'It's the Mayo Clinic, not Daft Punk': Seth Meyers teaches Mike Pence how masks work

“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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‘Crop dusting us with corona’: Seth Meyers tells joggers to keep their social distance

'Crop dusting us with corona': Seth Meyers tells joggers to keep their social distance

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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Seth Meyers mocks Trump’s plan to slow coronavirus with scarves

Seth Meyers mocks Trump's plan to slow coronavirus with scarves

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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‘This is sociopathic’: Seth Meyers blasts Trump’s plan to end coronavirus lockdown by Easter

'This is sociopathic': Seth Meyers blasts Trump's plan to end coronavirus lockdown by Easter

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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Seth Meyers blasts beachgoers, Trump, and Rand Paul for not taking coronavirus seriously

Seth Meyers blasts beachgoers, Trump, and Rand Paul for not taking coronavirus seriously

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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‘He’s a terrible person’: Seth Meyers condemns Trump’s plan to revoke food stamps amidst the coronavirus

'He's a terrible person': Seth Meyers condemns Trump's plan to revoke food stamps amidst the coronavirus

“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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‘He could not have been more wrong’: Seth Meyers looks back at Trump’s coronavirus predictions

'He could not have been more wrong': Seth Meyers looks back at Trump's coronavirus predictions

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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Seth Meyers pokes fun at Republican panic around the impeachment inquiry

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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Seth Meyers explains why Trump can’t stop lying about that Alabama hurricane tweet

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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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Seth Meyers breaks down Trump’s attacks on Democrats running for president

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As Democrats begin to nominate for the 2020 presidential election, it’s beginning to get the attention of Donald Trump.

The president fired off a tweet in response to Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s announcement in Minnesota on Sunday, making fun of her bid to fight global warming, as snow piled on her.

That got the attention of Seth Meyers on his segment “A Closer Look” on Monday, who broke down Trump’s attacks on Dems who are running for president. In Klobuchar’s case, Meyers pointed out the president’s misguided global warming comment.

“Why do we have to keep explaining to the president of the United States that weather and climate are two different things?” Meyers asked. Read more…

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Seth Meyers slams Virginia governor’s response to racist yearbook photo

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After a racist photo on his 1984 yearbook page surfaced on Friday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was called on to resign. So, he held a press conference to prove he’s not a racistIt didn’t go well.

It was almost too easy for Seth Meyers, who took “A Closer Look” at the controversy on Monday, and in particular, the governor’s backtracking on whether the image of a man wearing blackface, and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood, actually featured him. 

After apologising for being in the photo, Northam later changed his story, claiming he knew he wasn’t in it. Why? He pointed to another time he wore blackface, when he performed a Michael Jackson routine in a dance contest. Really. Read more…

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Seth Meyers slams Trump’s ‘demeaning and sexist’ treatment of female reporters

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Late Night host Seth Meyers has slammed Donald Trump’s treatment of female reporters during Monday’s White House press conference, in which the president defended his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Multiple female reporters tried to ask Trump about FBI’s investigation into accusations of sexual abuse facing Kavanaugh, but as Meyers pointed out in his segment, “A Closer Look,” Trump “shot them down in super demeaning and sexist ways.” 

One of these moments happened when Trump called on ABC News’ Cecilia Vega, saying to her, “I know you’re not thinking, you never do.”

“I mean, how much of a sexist dick can you possibly be?” said Meyers.  Read more…

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Seth Meyers shuts down Trump's wall by exposing the inconsistencies

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Seth Meyers is not sparing his words when it comes to Donald Trump. 

After slamming him for the “batshit crazy” press conference and the non-existent Swedish terror attack, the comedian used his most recent Closer Look segment to note the various and many inconsistencies about the president’s plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. 

First of all, there are reports saying more Mexicans are leaving the US than coming in. “That’s right, America has turned into a bad movie and people are walking out,” he said. 

Then, Trump faces the question about who will build the wall. And one particular developer and longtime friend of Trump, Jorge Perez, was not impressed by the offer he received. He told Bloomberg: “The wall is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen or heard in my life.”  Read more…

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Seth Meyers has a lot of questions about Melania Trump's 'Vanity Fair' cover

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Melania Trump’s cover for the Mexican edition of Vanity Fair, also known as the “diamond noodles heard ’round the world,” features the new First Lady twirling a bite of probably priceless spaghetti. 

Understandably, Seth Meyers has a lot of questions. For example, if one eats jewelry but also has it on, is one effectively wearing a bunch of snacks?

And we’ll add a question of our own: Since we can’t afford spaghetti diamonds, should we start wearing pretzels as earrings?

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Melania Trump’s cover for the Mexican edition of Vanity Fair, also known as the “diamond noodles heard ’round the world,” features the new First Lady twirling a bite of probably priceless spaghetti. 

Understandably, Seth Meyers has a lot of questions. For example, if one eats jewelry but also has it on, is one effectively wearing a bunch of snacks?

And we’ll add a question of our own: Since we can’t afford spaghetti diamonds, should we start wearing pretzels as earrings?

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Seth Meyers has a lot of questions about Melania Trump's 'Vanity Fair' cover

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Melania Trump’s cover for the Mexican edition of Vanity Fair, also known as the “diamond noodles heard ’round the world,” features the new First Lady twirling a bite of probably priceless spaghetti. 

Understandably, Seth Meyers has a lot of questions. For example, if one eats jewelry but also has it on, is one effectively wearing a bunch of snacks?

And we’ll add a question of our own: Since we can’t afford spaghetti diamonds, should we start wearing pretzels as earrings?

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Seth Meyers takes his 'Closer Look' at Trump's 'sloppy and discriminatory' Muslim ban

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Here’s the Seth Meyers break down we’ve been waiting for.

In the segment’s latest edition, the Late Night host takes “A Closer Look” at the second consecutive weekend of nationwide protests against Donald Trump – and more specifically, at the “sloppy and discriminatory” ban he issued against refugees and visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Watch the host aptly flame our new president above.

Can’t wait to see what next weekend brings us.

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