“Late Night” host Seth Meyers was disgusted by Trump’s attacks on the family of fallen soldier Capt. Humayun Khan, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention last week.
“Any decent human being would respect the Khan’s loss and move on,” Meyers said. But not Trump. The GOP nominee doubled down, attacking Capt. Khan’s mother for not saying anything at the convention. Mrs. Khan has said that she has a hard time speaking when she sees a photo of her son. The grief is too much to bear.
The way Trump gets around making erroneous accusations like this is by saying “you tell me, but plenty of people have written that” and “a lot of people have said that.”
“I feel like Trump needs to start giving us names when he says, ‘a lot of people have said that.’ Because I bet 75 percent of them are Twitter eggs,” he said showing a tweet from someone who hasn’t fully set up their Twitter account yet.
Meyers explained that Trump made it even worse with his “trademark vanity and narcissism” when he implied that he had sacrificed as much as the Khans with his business success. “Having tremendous success is literally the opposite of making a sacrifice. While Trump is reading his tiny Constitution he might also check out his ‘Li’l Dictionary.'” Earlier Meyers suggested Trump might like Mr. Khan’s pocket Constitution better because it would make his hands look bigger.
So, instead of apologizing, Trump defended himself. He issued a statement where he simultaneously claimed he read the Constitution, while also proving that he hasn’t actually read the Constitution.
“While I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr. Khan who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things,” the statement from the campaign reads.
“He does have the right to say that according to the Constitution,” Meyers explained, as the audience exploded into applause. “If you’re going to insist you read the Constitution, maybe don’t swing and miss at the First Amendment. That’s like saying, ‘I know the 10 Commandments — just ask my neighbor’s wife, who I covet.'” Though to Trump, freedom of speech is actually a Second Amendment right, “as his mouth technically qualifies as a handgun,” Meyers said.
If that isn’t enough failure over the weekend, Trump was also asked about his cozy relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Trump claimed he couldn’t remember if the two had even met and that they don’t have a relationship.
“No offense, I think I want a president who would remember meeting Vladimir Putin. How many shark-eyed, shirtless equestrians do you know?” Meyers asked.
But the biggest flub came when Trump said that Russia would not invade Ukraine, when, in fact, Russia was already in Ukraine and two years ago annexed Crimea, which is part of Ukraine. When faced with the fact that he was wrong, Trump explained, “Well, he’s there in a certain way, but I’m not there yet. You have Obama there.”
“You seriously would have been better off homina-homina-homina,” Meyers said.NF
One would think Trump’s obvious lack of knowledge on foreign affairs would put him at a disadvantage in a debate against Hillary Clinton. He must agree because he’s already trying to make excuses for why he can’t debate her. In the same ABC News interview, Trump said he was concerned about the Debate Commission’s recommendations because they line up with football games. He claimed he’d already gotten a letter from the NFL about how much they don’t want to go up against him. The truth is, however, there was no such letter. Though, Meyers came up with a hilarious version of a letter if they wanted to send one.
“Almost immediately Trump was caught in another lie,” Meyers pointed out, before reading the statement from the NFL. “Even the NFL is distancing itself from Trump.”
Meyers concludes that the ordeal highlights a deeper problem within the Republican Party. “Because a normal, healthy, functional political party would disavow and ostracize a candidate who would attack the family of a fallen soldier or seem not to know that Russia had already invaded Ukraine,” Meyers said. “Instead, House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement that didn’t even mention Trump by name.” The statement made it look like he doesn’t even know who is making these outlandish claims.
“Ryan’s like a mom saying, ‘Who ate the chocolate cake?’ While Trump has icing all over his face,” Meyers joked, with a graphic of Trump covered in frosting and sprinkles.
Vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, on the other hand, tried to fix things by releasing a statement on Facebook. “Mike Pence is finding out that being Trump’s VP is like being a fireman who has an arsonist as a roommate,” Meyers nailed.
“But this is the problem,” Meyers concluded. “While our country is filled with principled conservatives the Republican Party seems incapable of dispelling a demagog like Trump. Even John McCain, who publicly denounced Trump today, is still supporting him. And if you support and denounce the same person then you don’t know the definition of at least one of those words. Maybe you need to borrow Trump’s ‘Li’l Dictionary.'”
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