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‘We’re in a permanent carnival’: Seth Meyers explains why he longs for the days when it was only about Trump lying

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Late Night host Seth Meyers told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that he continues to be shocked by the ways in which President Donald Trump’s scandals manage to one-up themselves.

“That is the other part of this is, when we watch people in this orbit commit crimes, it has not been incredibly sneaky stuff,” Hayes said. “It has been in broad daylight activity.”

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“It’s never that scene from a movie where the detective has yarn going a hundred deferent ways,” Meyers agreed. “It is just one piece of yarn.”

“And you get Rick Gates on the stand, that was an amazing moment. ‘We did crimes together,'” Hayes said quoting Gates.

Meyers said that there’s something “really sweet” about describing it in that way. It reminded him of Bonnie and Clyde, “they did crimes together.”

Meyers also noted that his nightly show has begun doing a “check-in” segment, where they will describe what is happening while Americans were glued to their televisions over the scandal de jour.

He also explained that it seemed all of the late-night shows discovered Americans wanted to hear political comedy at the same time and pivoted their shows to do exactly that.

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“From my time at SNL, especially a presidential election where there is no incumbent. You have big fields on both sides, and there are fun things to write about. Som that started for all of us. And you know, that was the carnival that we all thought would eventually leave town, like carnivals do. We’re a permanent carnival. We learn during the campaign how to get ready for this.”

Meyers noted that there are serious subjects that the team simply can’t make jokes about. Family separation isn’t funny, but the challenge is finding ways to make fun of those hurting families.

“It always feels like it is getter more intense,” Hayes said. “I have this signal with the staff, banning adverbs. Like, ‘Donald Trump is growing increasingly,’ well it’s been increasing for months. Do you have that feeling that we are hurtling towards something?”

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“Like you say, that has also been this feeling from the beginning of hurtling. We did a ‘Closer Look’ about him fudging the facts on the Carrier air-conditioning,” Meyers remembered. “That was a thing that seemed like a real thing.”

Now, something as simple as that is the “dream,” he described.

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WATCH: Trump looks on as Turkey’s Erdo?an denies the Armenian Genocide ever occurred

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President Donald Trump looked on as Turkish President Recep Erdo?an denied the Armenian Genocide during a joint press conference at the White House.

Trump allowed Erdo?an's visit despite Turkey's ethnic cleansing of America's Kurdish allies in northern Syria.

Onlookers were shocked that Erdo?an did this in front of the president and multiple Republican senators.

From the White House, Erdogan is ranting about the Armenian Genocide, saying it didn’t happen and that he wants to set up a “history commission.”

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Veteran ex-Trump supporter: ‘Real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment’

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In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel this Wednesday, an Army veteran who has since renounced his support of President Trump accused the President of being "unpatriotic."

According to David Weisman, "real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment."

"When I first got into politics, as I have mentioned numerous times, I thought the Republican Party was the party of upholding the Constitution and ethical principles," Wesiman writes. "I took the word of pundits thinking Republicans stood for truth, justice, and the American way. I never questioned their integrity when they condemned President Obama. Why? Because they were religious and it didn’t occur to me they would lie. Years later, if you are aware of my story, I learned that most of the demonizing of President Obama was propaganda. I’ve also learned to read the fine print of the Constitution because there’s more involved than just the right of free speech and the right to bear arms. Lots of nuance to acknowledge."

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WATCH: Trump whines to Turkish president he only takes questions from ‘friendly reporters’

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In a press conference Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, President Donald Trump openly reminded that he only takes questions from people on his side.

"Would you like to pick somebody?" Trump asked Erdo?an after taking a question from the far-right OANN. "A friendly person from Turkey, please. Friendly. Only friendly reporters. There aren’t too many of them around."

Trump has increasingly refused to take questions from reporters who ask him actual questions that he both knows the answer to and will make him look good.

The White House hasn't hosted a "daily press briefing" for 247 days and not at all under the new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. She has, however, had time to appear on Fox News multiple times to speak for the White House.

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