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Seth Meyers blasts Tillerson’s ‘moron’ about-face: ‘When your name is Rex, you’re gonna be good at rolling over’

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What’s more embarrassing — that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson go caught calling President Donald Trump an “effing moron,” or that he held a press conference calling him “smart” the next day?

Late Night‘s Seth Meyers explored the conundrum during Thursday’s “A Closer Look” segment about the latest bit of Trump palace intrigue in which Tillerson reportedly told multiple national security advisers and cabinet members that he thought the president is a “moron.”

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“Tillerson, of course, was forced to issue a statement at a hastily-arranged press conference yesterday where he took the extraordinary step of trying to assure the American people that the president is not, in fact, a moron,” Meyers said.

“Let me tell you what I’ve learned about this president, whom I did not know before taking this office,” Tillerson said at the press conference. “He loves this country. He puts Americans and America first. He’s smart.”

Meyers, shaking his head, disparaged the situation.

“Man, to think a guy’s a moron and then be forced to publicly say he’s smart,” Meyers said. “I guess when your name is Rex, you’re gonna be good at rolling over.”

Watch the entire “Closer Look” segment below, via Late Night.

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I thought Democrats were making a giant mistake on impeachment — but these experts changed my mind

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On Tuesday, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives announced that they would move forward with two articles of impeachment — involving abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — against President Donald Trump.

At first, I shared the frustration of many liberals and progressives that these articles are too limited in scope, and leave a great many of Trump’s apparent misdeeds unmentioned. But further reflection and exchanges with legal experts have convinced me that appearance is misleading. In fact, Democrats have performed a deft feat. In a single stroke — OK, two strokes — they have elevated the process of holding Trump accountable above the realm of partisan politics, and have also given the Democratic nominee (whoever that is) an excellent case to use against Trump in next year’s presidential election. The challenge for Democrats going forward will be to keep that nonpartisan outlook in mind — while understanding that, ultimately and unfortunately, the only possible way to hold Trump accountable will be through partisan politics.

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Trump supporters cry bitter tears after Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year -- and Trump supporters are deeply unhappy about it.

Thunberg, whose advocacy for real action on climate change has drawn rebukes from conservative political figures including President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, was described by Time in its profile as delivering "a simple truth in a fateful moment" in the debate over how to reduce greenhouse emissions and prevent catastrophic environmental damage.

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The ‘War on Christmas’ was started more than 500 years ago — by Christians

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If it feels like the “War on Christmas” is getting really old, it is. Almost 15 years have passed since Bill O’Reilly first opened December with a segment called, “Christmas Under Siege”—ten long years in which his cadences and refrains and echoing chorus have become as familiar to most Americans as Handel’s Messiah. More familiar, in fact.

Not that O’Reilly invented the idea. During the 1920’s, Henry Ford’s newspaper published a series of anti-Semitic articles titled, “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem.” Among the complaints:

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