Seth Meyers took another closer look at how President Donald Trump is ignoring the law when it comes to immigration.
The dynamic in President Donald Trump’s White House has been a topic of conversation from the very beginning. Is it his advisors who are driving the policy or are they acting out the president’s wishes? Or does Fox News continue to influence decisions? It’s something that Seth Meyers decided needed a closer look on Wednesday night.
The revolving cast of characters in Trump’s administration has provided plenty of material for Late Night with Seth Meyers and the rest of late night television. From Ben Carson to Anthony Scaramucci to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, everyone on Team Trump has been fair game for late night.
Fox News has always been a target of comedy shows like The Daily Showand others. And as the network and it’s on-air personalities have grown in influence since Trump’s election, so too has the number of jokes at Fox’s expense.
So on the latest “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers used President Trump’s immigration position to look at this issue in context. Rather than follow the law, it seems as though Trump is relying on his controversial Senior Advisor Stephen Miller and Fox News host Lou Dobbs.
By now it has been made clear that President Trump doesn’t quite understand the Constitution or much else about how government functions. But as Meyers points out, that didn’t stop Trump from declaring his support for the Constitution while campaigning.
Meyers then goes through all the ways Trump has attempted to bypass the Constitution and normal rule of law. Declaring a national emergency at the border, questioning the need for judges, and complaining that asylum seekers get legal advice are all things Trump has done while trying to “bring the Constitution back.”
Behind Trump telling border patrol agents not to let immigrants into the country, regardless of what judges say, is Stephen Miller. Meyers doesn’t hold back in his criticism of Miller both personally and professionally. The same goes for Fox Business host Lou Dobbs who is apparently important enough to be in on Oval Office meetings.
So for Seth Meyers, it all comes down to President Trump wanting things his way regardless of the law. The problem is that Trump has surrounded himself with people eager to support those efforts to ignore judges and longstanding laws.
It may not do any good to figure out if Trump comes up with his own ideas or repeats the thoughts of his advisors. As Seth Meyers explained, it all ends up in the same place with an administration trying to avoid accountability and resistance. But as long as Meyers continues to take a closer look at all things Trump, he won’t get away with much.