Seth Meyers Recaps Trump’s Awful Week: Is This the ‘Final Straw?’
The ‘Late Night’ host looks back at what could go down as Donald Trump’s worst week yet… until next week.
It’s been seven days since Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, but all anyone has been able to talk about for the past week is how truly terrible things have been going for her rival, Donald Trump.
In fact, as Seth Meyers reported on Thursday’s edition of Late Night, Trump’s refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan might be the “final straw” in his war with the GOP. “This is the final straw?” Meyers asked incredulously. “Not the racism, or the misogyny, or the wall?”
Now, word is coming in that there is an “intervention” in the works for Trump. “I’m not sure it’s all that comforting when the biggest promise you can make about your candidate is, he’ll have adults around and we’ll lock him out of his Twitter account,” Meyers said. “That’s how you handle Bieber and it barely works with him.”
Meanwhile, the host explained, Trump himself has continued to “undermine” his own campaign by, among other things, pretending to like crying babies. “That is a huge gaffe for a Republican, because the GOP platform does not allow you to change your mind about a baby,” the host joked.
Then there was Joe Scarborough’s anecdote about Trump asking three times during an hour-long foreign policy briefing, why, if we have nuclear weapons, we can’t use them. “He won’t even rule out nuking Europe,” Meyers said, breaking into his Trump impression. “And if Paul Ryan doesn’t get in line, I’m not ruling out Wisconsin, either. Enjoy your cheese while you can, you sons of bitches!”