Seth Meyers looks at Trump’s effort to act above the Constitution

Seth Meyer (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Inc)
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In “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers criticized the White House’s refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry.

As expected, the face off between the President Donald Trump and the House-led impeachment inquiry is getting more intense. After the White House refused to cooperate with subpoenas, Late Night with Seth Meyers took a closer look at how President Trump has effectively declared himself above the Constitution.

President Donald Trump’s loose adherence to the law and protocols of the executive branch have been well documented. Late Night has covered this topic several times in the past with Seth Meyers calling out Trump for acting as if he is above the law.

But Democrats in the House seem dedicated to making sure the President is held accountable for his phone call with the president of Ukraine. The release of text messages among ambassadors and Ukrainian officials only made things worse for Trump and turned up the heat on his administration.

Trump has declared his innocence on television and on Twitter. Yet his refusal to cooperate with subpoenas by way of ordering others not to cooperate suggests that there is something worthy of a cover-up. On Wednesday night’s “A Closer Look,” Meyers delivered a scathing takedown of Trump and the White House’s defiance of the Constitution.

Meyers calls out Trump’s hypocrisy on the sanctity of the Constitution. Trump campaigned on “bringing back” the Constitution but Meyers explains how the President is now ignore the part dedicated to checks and balances among the three branches of government.

But like with most things, Meyers is convinced that Trump has no real understanding of the Constitution or how the government functions. In fairness to the President, that hasn’t been an issue to this point as he got elected and has yet to be held accountable for any alleged corruption or crimes.

That lack of knowledge and a failed defense strategy has given Trump no other option than to declare himself above the Constitution, according to Meyers. The Late Night host then debunks Trump’s argument that Article Two of the Constitution gives the president the “absolute right” to do whatever he wants.

“A Closer Look” closes out with Meyers covering the White House ordering Ambassador Gordon Sondland not to testify in front of Congress. For Meyers, it is just further proof of Trump’s corruption and how the President has a complete disregard for the Constitution.

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It was another excellent edition of “A Closer Look” from Late Night with Seth Meyers. The pieces continue to be must-watch segments to perfectly complement the days news. And thanks to President Trump, there will be no shortage of news stories for Seth Meyers to cover.