Seth Meyers seemed to enjoy President Donald Trump’s meltdown in Thursday night’s “A Closer Look.”
The holidays are a stressful time for all of us. Now imagine if you were at risk of losing your job at the same time. That’s the position President Donald Trump finds himself in after officially being impeached. The stress may have brought on his latest meltdown but it certainly didn’t bring on any sympathy from Seth Meyers in “A Closer Look.”
It appears highly unlikely that President Trump will actually be removed from office after a trial in the Senate. The Republican controlled Senate has shown no signs of turning on the President. In fact, some have made it very clear that they will not be impartial and will work hand-in-hand with the White House.
Comments such as those got the attention of Democrats, voters, and of course late night hosts. Seth Meyers joined in on Thursday night, referring to the situation as Republicans trying to rig the trial before it began.
But before getting to that, Meyers used “A Closer Look” to analyze President Trump’s behavior at his most recent rally. These rallies have long been a comedy goldmine for Late Night because of President Trump’s antics and tendency to go off script and say some truly head-scratching comments.
After becoming just the third U.S. president to be impeached, it was obvious that President Trump would take the news in typical President Trump fashion. Meyers sums it up as yet another meltdown in the clip below:
Even if President Trump is not removed from office, Seth Meyers at least seems to find some satisfaction in the meltdown. The President’s anger or embarrassment has been a source of joy for Meyers who is eager to see Donald Trump get what the comedian thinks he deserves.
Meyers doesn’t buy Republicans’ story that President Trump is “weathering the storm” and pushing through the impeachment news. The fact that President Trump was watching proceedings on television and his antics at his rally are all the proof Meyers needs to know that President Trump did not take the news well.
The fact that President Trump spent his Christmas rally complaining about dishwashers, sinks, and toilets could suggest that he is entirely unfazed by impeachment. Or, as Seth Meyers took it, it is symptomatic of President Trump’s mental state and just more incoherent ranting at a “deranged” rally.
Meyers also makes sure to point out that even President Trump’s supporters couldn’t muster up their usual enthusiasm. Many were probably eager to hear the President hit back against impeachment and galvanize his base. Instead, they listened to complaints about light bulbs and showers.
When it comes to President Donald Trump’s reaction to impeachment, there are two sides of the story. You can believe Republicans who say he is calm, cool, and collected. Or you can believe Seth Meyers who says it’s another meltdown. As usual, “A Closer Look” gets to the truth.