Seth Meyers looks at how congressional Democrats are responding to Trump

Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” on Wednesday’s Late Night at how Democrats in Congress have responded to Trump’s presidency. There have been so many absurd stories about Trump in his first two weeks that it can be hard to keep track of the procedural work of the administration. But “while the media’s obsessing over bathrobes,” Meyers said of the recent rumor Trump walks around the White House in a robe, “Trump and Republicans are quietly rolling back Obama-era regulations on everything from the environment to Wall Street.”

Democrats are trying to stop Trump’s slash-and-burn government, but Republicans have a great deal of control. But Democrats got close against Betsy DeVos, pushing her confirmation to a tie vote in the Senate. Even Republican Senator Deb Fischer, who voted for DeVos, said the new Education Secretary will need to get some on-the-job training. “That’s like saying, ‘The new bus driver doesn’t have a license or any experience behind the wheel, but I can’t think of a better place for him to learn than while carting our children down the interstate,'” Meyers explained.

Democrats are divided on other issues, though. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has spoken out about how her party has failed the working class, but party leader Nancy Pelosi believes Democrats have done a great deal. As proof, she cited the auto industry bailout, which happened eight years ago. “Democrats, you’re the Pussycat Dolls of Capitol Hill. It’s been a while since you’ve had a hit.”


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