Seth Meyers’ Closer Look at Trump’s confession during impeachment

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In A Closer Look, Late Night with Seth Meyers examined how President Donald Trump is providing more evidence that he’s unfit for office.

The impeachment trial continues to dominate headlines and conversations across the country and deservedly so given its historical significance. Everyone is talking about it–especially President Donald Trump. The more President Trump discusses his impeachment, the worse he makes it says Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Seth Meyers has been calling President Trump a criminal who is unfit for office for months if not years now. A number of “A Closer Look” segments have been dedicated to connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, how President Trump has enriched himself while in office, and of course the Ukraine scandal.

Fans of “A Closer Look” know that Meyers and the Late Night writers don’t always rely on reports or inside sources. Often it is President Trump himself who provides the soundbite necessary to conclude suspicious behavior has occurred. In fact, House managers are using this very same tactic in the impeachment trial by using video clips of President Trump to make their case.

We know that President Trump will never testify at his own trial so these video clips are the next best thing. In Thursday night’s “A Closer Look”, Seth Meyers argued that the case for impeachment is being made even easier by President Trump confessing to his own incompetence while discussing the trial.

Meyers starts by joking that the only people who don’t want to talk about the impeachment trial…are the Senators acting as the jury in the impeachment trial. Apparently, sitting and listening to evidence of how the president committed high crimes and misdemeanors was a little too boring for members of the “greatest deliberative body.”

For Meyers, it all seems part of the Republican defense of President Trump. He suggests that not only do they not want to hear any evidence but they don’t want to present any of their own. It’s why the White House counsel’s desk is spotless and rarely have rebuttals been made to Democrats’ accusations.

And where is all the evidence? In the hands of the White House according to President Donald Trump. Meyers shows a clip of President Trump speaking at the World Economic Forum where he confessed to having all the “material” that Democrats are trying to see to solidify their case on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Meyers acts surprised that President Trump would admit to this but it’s not exactly new behavior. Just about any edition of “A Closer Look” in recent memory features a quote from the president that could count as evidence if the playing field was level. But Meyers knows that to act like this is normal doesn’t help and could be even more dangerous.

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Given how the impeachment trial is playing out, it’s hard for Seth Meyers to see a scenario where President Donald Trump is actually removed from office. But the Late Night host is confident that enough legal challenges and indictments will follow President Trump long after the impeachment trial. And by the looks of it, there will be no shortage of evidence in those “lawyer lawsuits.”