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Seth Meyers ridicules Trump for ‘weird’ visit to Carolinas: ‘He thinks if a boat shows up on your lawn you get to keep it!’

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President Donald Trump spent Wednesday visiting the Carolina coast hit by Hurricane Florence last week. It was enough that “Late Night” host Seth Meyers found it simply “weird.”

At one point during his tour, Trump saw a man in a small brick home with a large yacht that had washed ashore and was shipwrecked against a deck.

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“Is that your boat?” Trump asked the man. He said it wasn’t “Well, at least you got a boat out of the deal.”

“I swear, Trump could see a man jump off a building and think, ‘Oh look! Free shoes!'” Meyers half-joked.

Trump then had an exchange with reporters on what the law is behind keeping stuff like that. Meyers sarcastically called it the “famous Supreme Court case of Finders v. Keepers. This is the guy, that guy right there, is the one who gets to pick our next Supreme Court justice. A man who thinks that legally speaking that if a boat shows up on your lawn, you get to keep it.”

Speaking of the Supreme Court, Meyers noted that nominee Brett Kavanaugh is inches from changing the highest court in the land for an entire generation. Meanwhile, Trump is touting how great Kavanaugh “looks,” calling him someone who looks like he’s from “central casting.”

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Meyers said if someone was casting this, Kavanaugh would probably end up as the manager on “Superstore.”

In an epic takedown, Meyers then detailed the string of lies and nonsense that has flooded from Kavanaugh since his nomination.

You can watch it all below:

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Trump has been ‘insulated’ by his wealth to never have to learn from his mistakes: biographer

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President Donald Trump's inherited wealth has meant he's never had to learn from his mistakes, Trump biographer Tim O'Brien told MSNBC's Brian Williams on Thursday.

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The Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China are both rooting for President Donald Trump to win re-election in 2020, a New York Times columnist argued on MSNBC on Thursday.

Thomas Friedman was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on "The Last Word."

"What do we know about how the leaders of other countries see Donald Trump at this stage in their dealings with him?" O'Donnell asked. "Especially this weekend, when it comes at the end of a week in which they’ve heard him call himself the King of Israel, they have heard him say he is The Chosen One. They have heard all the crazy things that everyone here has heard the president say."

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President Donald Trump's mental fitness is lacking, a top Republican strategist explained on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Rick Wilson, the author of the 2018 bestselling book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever, blasted the commander-in-chief.

"Rick Wilson, your assessment of where the president stands as he heads off to the G7 summit?" O'Donnell asked.

"I think Donald Trump has had a week in which he is proving that this isn’t 87-dimensional chess game, this isn't some masterful strategy of communications or persuasion," Wilson replied. "This is an old man who is sick and who has problems and who has mental disconnects and who has aphasias and who has moments where he doesn’t remember who and where he is."

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