Seth Meyers calls out Trump for contradicting coronavirus experts

Seth Meyer (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Inc)
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In A Closer Look, Seth Meyers once again questioned President Donald Trump’s leadership.

President Donald Trump’s press conferences have been designed to limit concern and prevent panic over the novel coronavirus outbreak. The problem, according to Late Night with Seth Meyers, is that when President Trump speaks he is often directly contradicting medical experts.

Seth Meyers has been among the most vocal of President Trump’s critics during the novel coronavirus story. Several editions of “A Closer Look” have been dedicated to challenging President Trump’s competence and ability to lead the country through a crisis.

A common theme in these segments has been Meyers calling out what he sees as lies and disinformation coming from the president. Wednesday night’s press conference offered the White House another chance to reassure the nation and covey the next steps in containing the pandemic.

For Meyers, it will ultimately be another chance to put President Trump under the microscope. In the meantime, the Late Night host continued to question the leadership in Washington:

Meyers compares the U.S. response to those around the world including Italy. Clips from experts are also included to hammer home the point that as COVID-19 has spread, countries have had to catch up to one another in terms of containment strategies. Meyers previously called out Donald Trump for downplaying the virus that has now effectively locked down an entire country.

With that in mind, it is easy to see why Meyers isn’t confident that the opinion of medical experts and former government officials will influence the current administration. As always, “A Closer Look” has the evidence to back up its position. Meyers reminds his fans that President Trump indicated the number of cases would go from 15 to zero and that the overall advice is “be calm” and “good things will happen.”

And when President Trump has suggested plans on how to respond, Meyers was just as quick to counter them. A suggested bailout for the airline industry led Meyers to defend the millions without paid sick leave or health insurance.

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Seth Meyers isn’t alone in his criticism of President Donald Trump. Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders didn’t hold back, either. For Late Night, the hope is that pieces like this edition of “A Closer Look” will lead more people to listen to the experts.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.