Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Trump’s impeachment defense

President Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) /

In A Closer Look, Seth Meyers discussed President Donald Trump’s attempt to avoid responsibility for the Capitol attack

Once again, President Donald Trump is taking no responsibility at all for what has happened in the United States under his watch. The president denied encouraging the mob that stormed the Capitol last week despite facing an unprecedented second impeachment. Seth Meyers covered all that and more in “A Closer Look.”

Many will recall that President Trump infamously denied responsibility for the failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, he echoed that sentiment when asked about his personal responsibility in what happened on Jan. 6 at the Capitol.

There is certainly plenty of blame to go around and late night TV hosts have made sure to assign it over the past week. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and others have pointed the finger at Republicans in Congress and Trump supporters. But President Trump remains at the center and is set to be held accountable through a second impeachment.

According to President Trump, impeachment will only anger more people and lead to more problems than we have right now. It was a flimsy defense and one that Seth Meyers was easily able to break down last night on Late Night with another edition of “A Closer Look.”

Whether or not a second impeachment is successful, Seth Meyers is confident he knows how history will remember President Donald Trump. It will be as a president who lost the popular vote twice, motivated a record number of Americans to vote against him, and led a failed coup attempt.

Meyers also knows that these aren’t things Trump is likely to care about. Instead, the real damage came in the form of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick refusing to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the PGA pulling a 2022 tournament from Trump’s golf course.

It’s that kind of mindset that leaves Meyers less than surprised to hear President Trump avoid responsibility for the Capitol and lash out at democrats while reportedly spending his time during the riot glued to the television. Instead, the Late Night host calls it sadistic and sociopathic and proof that the president has no real defense against impeachment.

Seth Meyers uses A Closer Look to keep the heat on Republicans

Seth Meyers didn’t have to spend much time dismantling President Trump’s defense that he wanted no violence on his behalf. For the Late Night host, there is no gray area here and no debate around impeachment can be considered legitimate.

It gives “A Closer Look” more time to go after Republicans falling in line behind President Trump and calling for unity. Meyers can’t see how challenging a fair and free election, staging a coup, and spreading false information was supposed to bring people together yet it’s what he’s seen the GOP do for months.

So it’s no surprise to see Meyers without sympathy as he claims conservatives are now playing the victim. Social media censorship is a small price to pay for leading an insurrection, says Meyers. He questions why Republicans are more worried about losing Twitter followers than trying to disenfranchise millions of voters. The segment also includes Meyers doing an excellent impression of Tucker Carlson hilariously ranting about everything from parking spots to being pushed down the stairs by teenagers.

Meyers closes “A Closer Look” by suggesting that Republicans lead the way on unifying the country. Accepting responsibility and acknowledging what happened over the past four years will do more for the country than ignoring the riot or holding no one accountable.

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