30 most hilarious late night take downs of Donald Trump

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21. Trump uses tragedies to support his own bigotry

On June 12, 2016, tragedy struck when a gunman entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and sadly killed 49 other people, wounding dozens more. It was a sad and completely horrifying event and many of us were looking for answers in the immediate aftermath, but Republican nominee Donald Trump seemed to already have them all.

Sensing the opportunity to use this in his campaign as a way to smear Democrats for failing to suppress terrorism, Trump slyly suggested in a TV interview that President Obama might be a terrorist sympathizer. The Washington Post reported on this gaffe, causing Trump to revoke their access to any of his political events. On Late Night, Seth Meyers noted that he was going to stand with The Washington Post and ban Trump from ever appearing on the TV program in return.

As Meyers would continue to explain, Trump’s plays on words are all done deliberately. This gives him the ability to appeal to the more extreme conservatives who want all Muslims banned and things of that nature, while still giving him the ability to claim he meant something else when the more reasonable conservatives call him out on it.

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