During a press conference Tuesday, Donald Trump went off an an impromptu rant in defense of the alt-right and neo-Nazis at Charlottesville last weekend. Though Seth Meyers gave his initial reactions to the speech on Tuesday, he offered a full break down of Trump’s wild tangent on Wednesday’s Late Night.
Trump said in his speech, “You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people—on both sides.”
“No!” Meyers exclaimed. “There are no fine people marching with Nazis and white supremacists. Nobody gets accidentally caught up in a white supremacist rally. It just doesn’t happen—except for that one time on Seinfeld.”
After digging into the president’s quotes, Meyers got to the heart of the matter. “So, is Donald Trump a racist? I’ll let you decide yes for yourself. But Trump isn’t just a racist, he’s also a narcissist. He defends the white nationalist movement both because he’s racist and because they show up and chant his name and show him love, and his brain disease makes it impossible for him to denounce anyone who supports him.”
“What Tuesday showed is that Donald Trump will never change. He showed us again who he really is: a lying racist who’s desperate for praise.”