Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Republican defense of Trump’s tweets

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Seth Meyers used “A Closer Look” to figure out why Republicans are acting like they haven’t seen President Donald Trump’s controversial tweets.

It seems as if President Donald Trump’s administration goes hand in hand with controversy and scandal. His latest, the racist tweets attacking four members of Congress, doesn’t look to be going away as quickly as the others. For more on why, Late Night with Seth Meyers took a closer look.

The week in late night has been dedicated to attacking and mocking the president over the tweets calling out Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert spent nearly half of Monday’s show covering it. Then on Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah went after the president for doubling down.

Wednesday night it was Seth Meyers’ turn to look at not only how President Trump has defended himself by why so many Republicans have done the same or acted as if they never saw the tweets. Here is last night’s “A Closer Look” from Meyers:

Meyers delivers another brilliant segment that provides further proof that Late Night should win the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Maybe President Trump should even get a credit because it is his setups that allow Meyers and his writers to come up with such good punchlines.

In typical Late Night fashion, Meyers easily and hilariously points out how Trump contradicts himself. He claims that the four members of Congress have said some terrible things about America and should leave if they are so upset. Yet Trump spent his entire campaign calling the country a “dumping ground” and comparing it to a third-world country.

Next, Meyers turned his attention to Republicans who were afraid to denounce the president’s tweets and instead used some pretty poor excuses. Even if someone isn’t an active Twitter user, it’s not hard to find out what the president wrote. Yet Republican lawmakers claimed they were either “out of town” or hadn’t seen the tweets, giving excuses that left Meyers scratching his head.

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Seth Meyers doesn’t see anyway things will change when it comes to Republican support for President Donald Trump. If they are willing to work for him after being called idiots by his inner circle or even if it makes them hypocrites, then there is nothing that will change that now.