Late Night with Seth Meyers recapped the New Hampshire primary and President Trump weighing in on Roger Stone’s prison sentence.
It was another busy week in the political world and one that finally had little to do with the impeachment trial. Between Senator Bernie Sanders’ primary win and President Donald Trump’s influence on Roger Stone’s trial, there was a lot for Seth Meyers to look at on Wednesday night.
Just because the impeachment trial wasn’t the top story doesn’t mean it has gone away. Late night continued to explore the fallout from President Trump’s acquittal, with Meyers previously using “A Closer Look” to criticize the White House’s retaliation on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
But there is a lot more going on even though President Trump remains a central figure in all of it. After the Iowa caucus debacle, all eyes were on New Hampshire and that state’s primary. And with all eyes on New Hampshire, it wasn’t surprising to see President Trump hold a rally there that once again got late night’s attention.
President Trump also got the attention of the public, Democrats in Congress, and political pundits when he decided to insert himself into the sentencing process of Roger Stone. The president’s tweet asserting that the political consultant’s prison sentence was too harsh led the Department of Justice to announce it would recommend a reduced prison term for Stone, convicted of witness tampering, making false statements, and obstructing an official proceeding.
As always, the best place in late night to go for coverage of stories like these is Late Night with Seth Meyers. Wednesday night’s edition of “A Closer Look” highlighted Senator Sanders’ win while also taking aim at President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, and more.
Meyers opens up “A Closer Look” commenting on the challenges of keeping up with all the stories happening at the same time. Late Night typically does an excellent job of helping audiences meet that challenge. That isn’t to say Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and others like them are the ideal sources for news. But if you’re looking for an entertaining recap of the big picture, you can’t do much better.
Meyers focuses on how Senator Bernie Sanders’ win in New Hampshire makes him the clear Democratic frontrunner and will only embolden the Vermont senator to take more shots at President Trump. Late Night with Seth Meyers has never been shy about insulting the president but even Meyers was taken aback by Senator Sanders’ roast of Donald Trump. The New Hampshire victory also means Larry David is one step closer to having his personal nightmare realized.
For Meyers, his nightmare is Donald Trump winning reelection and continuing to turn the country into a banana republic. He cites President Trump bullying the Justice Department into taking it easy on Roger Stone as the latest example of the White House acting above the law.
President Trump stated that he did not speak to the Justice Department but everyone knows that Twitter is his preferred method of communication anyway. President Trump also suggested that he would have the right to interfere in the sentencing if he wanted. Meyers isn’t buying that excuse, reminding everyone that the president cannot keep his nose out of anything.
Seth Meyers believes that Senator Bernie Sanders is campaigning to dismantle the corrupt systems that have allowed President Donald Trump to act with impunity. It is a lot to keep up with and stay on top of, but thankfully for late night fans “A Closer Look” always has it covered.