On Wednesday’s Late Show, Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” with rolling eyes at Trump’s reason for firing FBI Director James Comey. “Today, the political world has been reeling from President Trump’s shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, a surreal and chaotic development that has felt like something out of a dictatorship,” he said.
As Meyers put it, Trump has “degraded so many political norms and flouted so many conventions that, to some degree, we’ve become desensitized to his behavior.” But apparently America never expected the president to fire the man investigating him.
As news of the firing broke, reporters ran across the White House lawn to cover the story. “This is how crazy things are in the Trump administration,” Meyers remarked. “Reporters literally don’t have the aerobic strength to report the news anymore. Soon, CNN is going to have to replace Wolf Blitzer with Usain Bolt.”
Trump’s excuse for firing Comey was that he mishandled Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. “Of course the idea that Trump is now upset about how Comey handled the email investigation is a preposterous lie,” Meyers said, especially since last year Trump said he was pleased with how Comey handled the investigation.
Meyers asked Republicans in Congress what they will do about Trump now. “Will they stand up and defend democratic institutions under threat from Trump? Or will they continue to choose party over country?”