The host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” thought his network did a good job hosting the first round of Democratic debates among 2020 hopefuls, but his “one complaint” was that there weren’t enough candidates on stage.
The rules established by the Democratic National Committee required NBC to host two nights of debates, with ten candidates on the stage each night.
Meyers wanted all twenty, so he presented Late Night’s version of the debates, where Meyers would pretend to moderate the debate and then splice out-of-context video of the candidates to make it appear as if they were answering his question.
The first question was for former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Vice President Biden, you haven’t talked about any specific policies and committed several major gaffs, what’s the one reason you think you’re still ahead in the polls?” Meyers asked.
“President Obama,” was the entirety of the former VP’s answer.
The next question was for Andrew Yang, who made the debate despite having never held public office.
“Mr. Yang, what have your friends been doing since you told them you were running for president,” Meyers asked.
“They’ve been laughing their asses off,” Yang said.
Meyers also had questions with fictional responses from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado.
John Bolton had concerns about Donald Trump’s favors to autocrats: report
Former national security advisor John Bolton privately told the US attorney general last year about concerns that President Donald Trump was essentially granting favors to autocrats, The New York Times reported Monday.
It said the revelations, concerning the leaders of China and Turkey, come in an unpublished book manuscript by Bolton.
The same manuscript says Trump told Bolton that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped to investigate his political rivals, the Times previously reported.
Those allegations have roiled Trump's impeachment trial that is ongoing in the US Senate.
Fox News host scolds Mike Pompeo for scuffle with reporter: ‘Don’t be such a baby!’
Fox News host Steve Hilton scolded Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for being a "baby," a "bully" and an "embarrassment" after NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly reported that he berated and cursed at her for asking questions about the Ukraine scandal.
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got into an ugly dustup with an NPR reporter this week, and I've got something I want to get off my chest," Fox's Steve Hilton told his viewers on Sunday.
White House grants press access to Christian site whose founder called impeachment a ‘Jew coup’
The White House granted press credentials to a Christian news site whose founder claimed that President Donald Trump's impeachment was a "Jew coup" organized by a "Jewish cabal" in anti-Semitic remarks.
Five employees of the Florida-based conservative Christian news outlet TruNews received press credentials from the White House to cover Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, founder Rick Wiles told The New York Times from a ski lodge reserved for press members by the Trump administration. The outlet was not granted special access to Trump, though TruNews' Edward Szall asked Ivanka Trump a question during a news conference, according to the report.