President Trump’s latest speech to a group of Republicans was crazy enough to warrant a closer look from Seth Meyers.
Another unscripted speech from President Donald Trump has resulted in more head-scratching and questions from Seth Meyers. The Late Night host couldn’t resist taking a closer look at President Trump’s latest performance in front of a microphone.
Like many things, the president opens himself up to increased scrutiny from late night hosts by consistently boasting about his abilities. A self-described “stable genius” who has “all the best words” should be extra cautious when delivering a speech to avoid mistakes as best as possible. But taking caution in anything has never been President Trump’s style.
And while that may not be the best approach to running a country, you won’t hear late night hosts like Seth Meyers complain. Trump’s speeches have always been a gold mine for comedy for everything from the president’s lies, mispronunciations, and the very good chance that he’ll stop and hug the flag.
So when President Trump delivered a speech to a group of Republicans in the wake of his self-declared victory in the Mueller investigation, we knew that late night would be all ears. Seth Meyers was ready to take a closer look on Wednesday night.
Before getting to the speech to Republicans, Meyers runs a clip of Trump slipping up repeatedly while trying to say “origins.” It’s too perfect and too easy for Meyers that instead, Trump says “oringes” that sounds just like “orange.” Plenty has been made about Trump’s tan so a joke about it isn’t even necessary after the clip.
From there, Meyers looks at the president’s growing obsession with windmills. Not only do they decrease property value, but apparently the noise can cause cancer. Meyers is understandably stunned that the president of the United States said that windmill noise causes cancer. It’s just another example of a lie that is so unnecessary it can only be a symptom of a bigger problem.
Meyers also hits on Trump’s concern that his speech would be leaked to the media. He said that while looking directly into the camera pointed at him. It always seems as though the president doesn’t realize his words will be heard outside of whatever room he is in. It’s similar to the “Tim Apple” gaffe where he first insisted that he said “Tim Cook of Apple” too quickly for cameras to pick up on it.
President Trump has complained that late night shows are “boring” and “one-sided.” If he wants hosts like Seth Meyers to lay off him, then he has to pay attention to what he is saying in front of cameras. But the president won’t change his ways and neither will late night. Stay tuned.