Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at Donald Trump's controversial week
It has not been a good week for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After finally securing the official Republican nomination just a few short weeks ago and celebrating with a brief convention bounce in the polls, this week saw Trump blunder his way through multiple snafus, hurting his relationship not only with veterans and voters but also fellow Republicans. Seth Meyers took to recapping the week’s worth of Trump controversies with Thursday night’s edition of A Closer Look on Late Night.
Republican leaders have stood by Trump through thick and thin thus far, but this week seems to have reached a boiling point of sorts. In addition to continuing his attacks on the gold star Khan family, Trump also announced that he was not endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan in his upcoming primary, an aggressive decision that appears to have been “the last straw” for certain Republican leaders, some of whom (including RNC chairman Reince Priebus, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former Speaker Newt Gingrich) were rumored to be planning an intervention of sorts for Trump.
“Priebus! Giuliani! And Gingrich! It’s the Dream Team!” Meyers said. “But one of those dreams you have when you eat four slices of sausage pizza right before bed.”
Other Republicans, like Mike Huckabee, have claimed that, as president, Trump would not be quite so erratic, a claim Meyers finds hilarious.
“I’m not sure it’s all that comforting when the biggest promise you can make about your candidate is ‘he’ll have adults around him and we’ll lock him out of his Twitter account,'” Meyers said. “That’s how you handle Bieber, and it barely works with him.”
Meyers also touched on Trump’s strange nuclear weapons comments, but did not have time to delve into the candidate’s belief that fire marshals are conspiring against him. The segment lasted eight minutes and still wasn’t nearly enough to hit all of Trump’s controversies from this week.
Watch the video below.