Seth Meyers: A Closer Look at Trump supporters’ Russia hypocrisy

U.S. President Joe Biden (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Peter Klaunzer - Pool/Keystone via Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Peter Klaunzer - Pool/Keystone via Getty Images) /

President Joe Biden returned from his first trip abroad where he met with several world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Back home, President Biden faced criticism that he wasn’t tough enough with Putin. In “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers examined the hypocrisy coming from former President Donald Trump’s supporters.

President Biden claimed he wanted predictability and stability to return to U.S.-Russian relations. He reportedly discussed human rights and cyberattacks with President Putin during the meeting, which came after Biden publicly criticized Putin on several occasions.

Many people couldn’t help but compare Biden’s approach to Russia to that of his predecessor. President Trump wasn’t shy about complimenting Putin all while facing accusations that his campaign colluded with the Russian government.

Given Trump’s friendly history with Russia, it was surprising to hear some slam Biden for being “weak” on Russia. Late Night with Seth Meyers opened up “A Closer Look” to figure out what exactly is going on:

A Closer Look: Seth Meyers blasts Trump supporters for flip-flopping on Russia

Unsurprisingly, it was Fox News where most of President Joe Biden’s critics gathered to assess his meeting with President Vladimir Putin. The cable news network that said President Donald Trump could do no wrong had a lot of problems with President Biden’s approach to Russia.

Seth Meyers points out that these are the same people who approved of Trump’s friendly approach to Russia, even when it went to the extreme. “A Closer Look” highlights how the narrative has changed to where Biden is allegedly too weak to stand up to Putin.

The segment continues with Meyers once again denouncing the Republican Party. The Late Night host cites a poll in which Putin is more popular than Biden among conservatives, directly connecting it to the way Trump treated the Russian president and other controversial leaders.

Meyers sounds well past the point of taking seriously anything from Trump’s supporters or the GOP. Instead, he advocates for protecting voting laws to diminish their influence.

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