The host of ‘Late Night’ on NBC deconstructed President Donald Trump’s history of conspiracy theories on Monday.
Seth Meyers took a closer look at the “Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief.”
“Well, it was another super-chill weekend — with the president of the United States retweeting a deranged conspiracy theory accusing a previous president of murder,” he reported.
The tweet suggested former President Bill Clinton was responsible for the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
“Donald Trump has changed many things in his life, but there are a few constants,” Meyers explained. “He’s always been a racist, he’s always been a con artist, and he’s always been a conspiracy theorist.”
“Trump has paranoid fantasies about everything from climate change to government surveillance to the food he eats,” he noted. “According to the book Fire and Fury, ‘He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s — nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.'”
“It really hammers home how anti-science our president is that he eats fast food to avoid being poisoned,” he added.
In Meyer’s estimation, this represents a larger less about the politics in America.
“By the way, the same weekend Trump retweeted his deranged Epstein theory, he was in the Hamptons for a series of fundraisers where tickets ran as high as $250,000 — which sums up so much of our politics right now: a paranoid president spreading unhinged racist conspiracies while raking in millions from a crowd of mega-rich supporters who don’t care as long as they can line their own pockets,” Meyers explained.
WATCH: Trump admits he talked to Ukraine president about Joe Biden and his son
President Donald Trump Sunday morning admitted he brought up Joe Biden and the former Vice President’s son Hunter Biden while speaking with the President of Ukraine.
“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, with largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption,” Trump said, speaking to reporters from the White House lawn.
BREAKING: President Trump admits that he talked to the Ukrainian president about former Vice President Biden. #MTP #IfItsSunday@kristenwelker: "From the president's perspective, the only way to put this story to bed is to release the transcript." pic.twitter.com/aaJ6DjMN0E
New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump
An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.
Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.
Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’
A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.
In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.