Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at Donald Trump's latest scandals
On Monday night’s episode of Late Night, host Seth Meyers again used his A Closer Look bit to examine a recent Donald Trump controversy. The only problem, for Meyers, was that this weekend saw Trump get into not one but three different snafus. The first and most vocal was the Republican candidate’s feud with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a slain U.S. Army captain who spoke at last week’s Democratic National Convention. Rather than let it go, Trump retaliated on ABC by noting “a lot of people” have suggested that Ghazala wasn’t allowed to speak for herself.
“I feel like Trump needs to start giving us names when he says ‘a lot of people have said that,’ because I bet 75 percent of them are Twitter eggs,” Meyers said.
In his speech, Khizr questioned if Trump had ever read the U.S. Constitution, and produced his own well-worn pocket-sized copy. Trump issued a statement saying the Khans “had no right” to suggest such a thing, which didn’t exactly help his case.
“You know, if you’re going to suggest you’ve read the Constitution, maybe don’t swing and miss at the First Amendment,” Meyers said. “That’s like saying, ‘I know the Ten Commandments, just ask my neighbor’s wife, who I covet.’ Of course, for Trump, freedom of speech is a Second Amendment right, as his mouth technically qualifies as a handgun.”
According to Meyers, this feud with the family of a slain soldier wasn’t even the only thing he did this weekend “that made it clear he’s spectacularly unprepared to be president.” After coming under fire lately for possible ties to the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, Trump claimed in the same ABC interview that he couldn’t remember if he’d ever met the notorious Russian president.
“No offense, but I think I want a president who would remember meeting Vladimir Putin,” Meyers said. “How many shark-eyed shirtless equestrians do you know?”
Watch the full clip below.