On Monday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” at last week’s debacle over the GOP’s healthcare bill. Republicans in Congress have been trying to repeal Obamacare for almost a decade and now that they finally control both chambers, it should have been a no brainer.
“Healthcare was the first test of Trump’s supposed dealmaking skills, and it went up in flames,” Meyers said, showing clip of Trump on the campaign trail talking about how Washington needed someone who could sit down with politicians and make a deal.
“So now that the dealmaking skills Trump spent the entire campaign bragging about have turned out to be a complete sham, is the president at least willing to admit that he failed to deliver on a key campaign promise?” Meyer asked. “Of course not.” Roll clips of Trump claiming he never said he would repeal and replace Obamacare. Then roll clips of Trump months earlier saying he would.
Trump made many claims on the campaign trail that he hasn’t shown to be true. In one clip, Meyers showed Trump declaring, “Nobody knows the system better than me,” before giving a goofy smirk and a big shrug. “Look at that face,” Meyers said. “That’s like the freeze-frame of a ’90s sitcom dad at the end of an episode.” And one who’s clearly in way over his head.