On Monday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” at a number of strange issues plaguing the White House this weekend. The first weird news to come out of the administration this weekend was that Trump forced Chris Christie to eat meat loaf at a White House dinner. “Of course, the meatloaf was actually a second course for Christie after Trump made him swallow his pride,” Meyers joked.
Trump also declared the media to be the “enemy of the American people” in a tweet, “something you expect to hear from an authoritarian ruler,” remarked Meyers. But Trump then deleted the tweet and posted it again, this time including to mention ABC and CBS News.
“When you have to double-clutch on your authoritarian declarations, you sound less like a terrifying dictator and more like the guy at the bonfire who can almost play guitar,” Meyers said.
The biggest story of the weekend, though, was Trump’s mention of a terrorist attack in Sweden during a speech on Saturday night. Where did Trump get the false information? Fox News.
“Trump literally saw something on Fox News and confused it for reality,” Meyers explained. “Next thing you know he’s going to lament the terrible treatment of people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.”