Seth Meyers is weighing in on everything that’s happened over the past week, and he is baffled that some Republicans insist on protecting Donald Trump.
Who knows why some will stand behind Donald Trump no matter what, but Seth Meyers is calling them out!
This week, we’ve seen Trump undergoing quite a bit of fire coming out of his Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin. The way the president refused to say anything negative about Putin, going so far as to believe him over every U.S. intelligence agency, left many people unhappy. Despite Trump’s attempt to walk it back later, most people see the meeting as a spectacular failure and a major humiliation for the United States.
For many Republicans, this was enough to at least criticize Trump. Some condemned him completely, while others expressed their disappointment. However, there are still those who are still fully behind Trump 100%, and on last night’s Late Night, Meyers dove into the topic to find out why.
For his “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers went through the whole scenario. He describes how there’s evidence to suggest Trump has been enriched by Russian oligarchs, yet his closest pals still insist nobody needs to see his tax returns. Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) actually claimed that if Hillary Clinton had refused to release her own tax returns, that Republicans would have been fine with it.
Meyers can’t help but laugh at the hypocrisy, joking, “That is insane. If President Hillary Clinton had been accused of colluding with a foreign adversary to undermine an election and refused to release her tax returns, Mitch McConnell would personally dig through her trash and break into her house like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.” By the end, Meyers concludes that the singular reason the GOP and its donor class are OK with Trump’s actions is strictly because his tax cuts favoring the wealthy will make them even richer.
Meyers is certainly one of Trump’s most vocal critics, but despite what the president might want, he isn’t going anywhere. For those of you who stay up late, be sure to watch Late Night with Seth Meyers when it airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. EST on NBC.