Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Trump’s desperate cognitive test obsession

Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at President Trump’s cognitive test obsession

With just over 100 days to go until the election, desperation has set in for President Donald Trump’s campaign. That is the assessment from Seth Meyers as the Late Night host took A Closer Look at the president obsessing over his cognitive abilities and more.

You would be hard-pressed to find a poll that shows President Trump leading his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, in the race for the White House. In response, Meyers has suggested Team Trump has returned to its old strategies of racism and solving problems that it created.

Part of President Trump’s reelection strategy also involves painting Joe Biden as incompetent. This manifested itself in the president boasting about his performance on a cognitive test designed to identify possible dementia.

Seth Meyers examined President Trump’s obsession with the cognitive test during Thursday night’s “A Closer Look.” For Meyers, it is the least of America’s worries when compared to President Trump’s approach to the pandemic, protests, and police.

Seth Meyers was relentless in mocking President Trump during A Closer Look

When Fox News aired its one-on-one with President Trump and he went into the “person, woman, man, camera, TV” routine, it became low-hanging fruit for every comedian. Everyone from Sarah Cooper to Stephen Colbert had fun with the president’s attempt to demonstrate his mental prowess.

Yet no comedian was as relentless in attacking President Trump than Seth Meyers. Here, “A Closer Look” compares the president to a confused grandpa, a toddler, a brain surgery test subject, and more.

But Meyers makes a point not to focus entirely on President Trump’s cognitive test. Doing so would be easy, especially for a comedy show like Late Night. Yet Meyers doesn’t want his audience to forget about the use of secret police in Portland or the number of novel coronavirus cases.

Meyers calls out President Trump for having a detailed, aggressive plan to combat violent crime in Chicago. Yet after six months, Meyers sees no such intensity when it comes to a strategy to combat the novel coronavirus.

It is telling when a late night television host is more concerned with issues of public safety and rule of law than the president. Then again, that has been the case on multiple occasions when it comes to Seth Meyers and Donald Trump.

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