Seth Meyers mocks dismal Trump camp: The 12-year-old is the only one ‘who’s got his sh*t together’
While Donald Trump’s campaign for president is fueling conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health, Seth Meyers notes that a CBS focus group of Trump supporters talked about Trump’s erratic behavior and proclivity for not thinking before he speaks.
“But there was a slight glimmer of hope in that focus group. Participants were asked to give one word or phrase to describe the candidate. Most were negative but not everyone,” Meyers said. He then rolled a clip of one man saying that Trump is “authentic.”
“Give that guy credit!” Meyers exclaimed. “He had all that time to come up with something else but he stuck with authentic. But I guess he’s used to going at it alone considering he’s a black Trump supporter.”
Focus groups like the one Frank Luntz did for CBS are a reason for the Trump campaign to be nervous. It could have prompted the recent shift they have taken on immigration reform, while simultaneously claiming they haven’t shifted on immigration reform.
“But even if Trump tries to soften his rhetoric his supporters are never going to let him,” Meyers said, showing video from Trump’s recent speech where Trump highlighted “immigration security” and the rally erupted into chants for “build that wall.” Trump looked uncomfortable and then assured his supporters he would build a wall.
“Look at Trump’s face when the crowd starts changing ‘build that wall.’ He looks like Billy Joel when people request ‘Piano Man.'”
Meyers highlighted Trump’s lack of a campaign infrastructure, which has resulted in some problems with organizing on the ground. For example, in Colorado, a kid is running the campaign office.
“That’s right, a 12-year old is running a Trump campaign field office. And, to be honest, he’s the only one on the Trump campaign who’s got his sh*t together,” Meyers joked. “I bet he calls Trump every night with campaign advice. ‘Hey, bro! You gotta pivot!'”
So the “pivot” isn’t exactly going well and the campaign’s infrastructure is a disaster, but Meyers assumed that meant good news for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Not so much. The FBI was able to uncover 15,000 more emails on the server.
“How many emails does Hillary Clinton have that she can just miss 15,000?” Meyers asked. “Oh, no. Is she one of those weirdos that have them unread on her phone, because Trump may be a demagogue but I cannot vote for a sociopath who doesn’t clean out their inbox. That is not okay!”
The new emails come after news being released that Clinton told the FBI the private server wasn’t even her idea but she got the idea from Colin Powell.
“Poor Colin Powell, first Bush made him go to the UN and hold up that little vial of fake anthrax. Now Hillary’s blaming him for her email scandal. Next Ryan Lochte’s going to say Powell was the one who peed on the side of the gas station.”
Powell told reporters in an interview over the weekend that he didn’t tell Clinton about the server until a year after she’d already started doing it. But the interview wasn’t in the New York Times or the Washington Post, he said it in an interview with People magazine. “Was it for their sexiest diplomat alive issue?” Meyers wondered.
When the Crown Prince of Bahrain was in Washington the foundation emailed to let the State Department know he would love to meet with Clinton. State scheduled the meeting, emailing back “if u see him, let him know.”
“How often were Clinton people just casually bumping into Crown Princes?” Meyers wondered. Was it at the Kroger in the frozen food aisle picking up some Chunkey Monkey?
But the best email from the batch came from an email subject line Bono/NASA,” in which Bono wonders how he can get a feed of an upcoming concert up to the international space station. The State Department replied, “no clue.”
“Have you learned nothing from the iTunes fiasco?” Meyers asked, emphasizing that Bono needs to learn that people have to choose to listen to U2, not have it forced upon them.
The findings from the latest batch of emails reveal that it was easier to get your requests seen at the State Department if you knew someone at the Clinton Foundation who could expedite. The problem is, many of those requests ultimately went nowhere.
“In any other year, this would be so much more politically damaging to Hillary. It just so happens that this year, she’s running against a candidate who, according to voters, ‘is running as a 12-year-old,'” Meyers said, playing the clip of the focus group again. “And not only that he’s hiring them too.”
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