Seth Meyers once again looked at why President Trump refuses to release his tax returns and the reasons given by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Many Americans are probably tired of hearing about taxes. That’s because Monday was tax day but it also could be that tax returns remain a central issue surrounding President Donald Trump. Seth Meyers, on the other hand, isn’t backing off the subject as he showed with another “Closer Look” on Late Night.
It is clear that President Trump doesn’t want the public to see his tax returns. That remains the only possible explanation as to why he refuses to make them public or why his administration is so adamant that Congress will never see the documents either.
As Last Night On has been tracking, Seth Meyers has been trying to understand more about Trump’s thought process rather than just his actions. It is no easy task for the Late Night host but Meyers is up for the challenge.
So it makes sense that Meyers continues to hit on the tax return story to try to understand why Trump thinks this isn’t an issue worthy of the public’s or Congress’s attention Attempting to offer one explanation was Sarah Huckabee Sanders. However, that only gave Meyers more material for “A Closer Look.”
Meyers gives fans a quick recap of President Trump’s excuses as to why nobody can see his tax returns. During the campaign and first two years as president, Trump claimed he was under audit. But there doesn’t seem to be any record of that audit.
So now that the Democrats have control of the House, Trump has pivoted to claiming his taxes are too complicated for anyone to understand. That was the message that Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed which only seemed to more insulting than the made-up audit, according to Meyers.
Having Sanders vocalizing the “too complicated” excuse is probably better for the administration than having Trump explain it. Meyers demonstrates that when the president is required to think on his feet and offer a fake excuse, he can often get repetitive and ramble incoherently. It has become a staple of any parody of a Trump speech.
Meyers uses Sanders’s claim that Congress, filed with attorneys and business owners, isn’t smart enough to understand Trump’s tax returns to play the president’s greatest hits. Every slip of the tongue or display of questionable intelligence was the best response Meyers could provide.
The rest of the segment examines Trump’s immigration policies which is another topic central to his administration. But if Congress can’t understand tax returns, how could they possibly understand immigration laws?? We’ll continue to rely on Seth Meyers to explain just what President Trump is thinking as he attempts to rewrite the book on politics.