Comedian Seth Meyers spent part of his Thursday show mocking President Donald Trump and his attorney for insisting that former FBI Director James Comey proved that he was not under investigation. After a Washington Post report Wednesday, it was revealed that Trump is now personally under investigation.
“Trump is the king of spiking the ball at the sixth-yard line,” Meyers said.
Remembering how we got here, Meyers explained that Comey assured Trump he was not under investigation. Trump asked Comey to say that publicly but he wouldn’t, so Trump fired him. Now Trump is under investigation.
“It’s one of the greatest self-owns in political history,” Meyers awarded. “How do I get rid of this boomerang? Oh, I know, I’ll throw it!”
To make matters worse, it appears Trump’s own team are trying to start the “you’re fired” train for special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Both Kellyanne Conway and Newt Gingrich have tweeted out their mistrust with Mueller and urged the president to fire him. Meyers unearthed a 1998 video of then-Speaker Gingrich attacking the White House for attempting to undermine the Justice Department.
“Susceptibility to rash action is a terrible quality for a president,” Meyers said. “Basically we’d end up in a war with North Korea if Kim Jong Un forgets Trump’s birthday.”
Meyers maintained that being fired is the last thing Mueller is afraid of. “He’s a veteran law enforcement officer not an employee at Jamba Juice!” Meyers said.
Meyers closed by calling out Republicans for hiding their health bill. Even Trump is criticizing the GOP’s health bill, calling it “mean, mean, mean” and “a son of a b*tch.” But when he has to speak about specifics, he’s a little thin on details. Meyers said Trump sounds like like the nightmare everyone had in high school that they had to give an oral report without studying for it.
But there is one thing Trump is right about, according to Meyers. The bill is mean and both sides of the political spectrum hate it equally.
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‘Martyrdom for snowflakes’: CNN analyst knocks Republicans who desperately wanted to be arrested at protest
CNN host Don Lemon reported Wednesday evening that many Republicans wanted to be arrested for storming the secure room where the House Intelligence Committee depositions were taking place.
Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that he was told "there was never any chance [members] who barged into SCIF would be arrested by [capital police], but some members asked to be arrested. They wanted the optic of being frog-marched out of the SCIF in front of TV cameras. That would help w/GOP narrative of Dem process abuse."
Commentator Wajahat Ali called it the perfect example of "martyrdom for snowflakes."
Seth Meyers says Republicans storming classified room looked like a protest at a pharmacy that ran out of Viagra
"Late Night" comedian Seth Meyers couldn't help but lambast the far-right Republicans angry that they're not being included in the depositions ahead of the impeachment hearings.
Wednesday, Republicans stormed a secure room known as a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), because they seemed to misunderstand the difference between a deposition and a hearing. In Congressional hearings, witnesses will be presented for members of the committee to question. In a classified deposition, the witness can give information that is considered classified for security reasons. Oddly, some members who are allowed in the room were also protesting.
WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon bursts out laughing over Trump’s new wall in Colorado
CNN's Don Lemon typically deals with difficult and intense topics at the top of his weekly show. Wednesday night, however, after a serious opener about Syria and ISIS, Lemon broke into hysterics over President Donald Trump's flub saying he would build a border wall on Colorado's border.
"You know why we're going to win New Mexico? Because they want safety on our border. And they didn't have it," said Trump. "And we're building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we're building a wall in Colorado. We're building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works — you can't get over, you can't get under. And we're building a wall in Texas. And we're not building a wall in Kansas, but they get the benefit of the walls that we just mentioned. And Louisiana's incredible."