Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric might not have really seen the light of day for years given their father’s parenting style.
During his Wednesday “Closer Look” segment, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers addressed President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.
First, he began by taking issue with Trump’s characterization of the trade war as a “squabble.”
“A squabble is not the way you describe a trade war with the second most powerful economy in the world,” Meyers explained. “That’s language your dad uses when he explains why he’s been sleeping at a motel for the past few weeks. ‘Your mom and I are having a little squabble over a photo of Daddy at the big boys party with a lady who popped out of a cake.”
Meters showed a comment from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who explained that tariffs are generally used as a temporary solution and a means to an end, not the end itself.
“Yeah, tariffs are supposed to be a temporary punishment, not a permanent solution,” Meyers reiterated. It’s like if your kid doesn’t do their chores you tell them to go to their room for an hour. You make 30 years.”
Meyers noted that’s probably why Eric and Don Jr. probably look the way they do.
“That’s probably why these two look like they’ve never seen the daylight,” Meyers joked.
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Buffalo has a long history of protecting cops from criminal charges: report
On Saturday, The Daily Beast documented the recent history of use of force in the Buffalo Police Department, which is reeling from controversy as two officers face assault charges for shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground.
"As shocking as this all may be to outsiders, the shoving of demonstrator Martin Gugino and the defiant response of officers to an effort to discipline two of their own is indicative of the state of police affairs in Buffalo," wrote Jim Heaney. "Has been for a long time, not that you have to go back too far to find other episodes of brutality that have been captured on video."
Internet disgusted after Buffalo first responders cheer cops charged with assaulting 75-year-old protester
Commenters on Twitter expressed both contempt and disgust for Buffalo firefighters and police officers who turned out in front of Buffalo City Court to support two suspended police officers with applause and cheering.
Moments after officers Aaron Torglaski and Robert McCabe were charged with second-degree assault and then released without having to post bail, they were greeted as heroes outside the courthouse.
After a video was posted showing the celebration, commenters on Twitter vented at cops and firefighters for defending the two officers who assaulted the 75-year-old man who had to be rushed to a hospital after they shoved him to the ground where he sustained a head injury.
Donald Trump’s lurch toward fascism is backfiring spectacularly
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
During the 2016 campaign, as Donald Trump railed against "Mexican rapists" and other "criminal aliens," pollsters found that the share of Americans who said that immigrants worked hard and made a positive contribution to our society increased significantly, and noticed a similar decline in the share who said they take citizens' jobs and burden our social safety net. After Trump was elected and began pursuing his Muslim ban, the share of respondents who held a positive view of Islam also increased pretty dramatically. I'm not aware of any polling of the general public about transgender troops serving in the military before Trump decided to discharge them, but Gallup found that 71 percent of respondents opposed his position after he did.