Seth Meyers compares Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to Ferris Bueller
It was somewhat astounding to see so many political commentators criticize Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment this weekend when her opponent Donald Trump seems to go through such scandals on a daily basis (around the same time as those Clinton comments, for instance, an in-depth Washington Post investigation showed how Trump used money from his charities to buy gifts for himself, including a six-foot painting). On Monday night, Seth Meyers explained this disparity. There’s a double-standard among media treatment of the 2016 presidential candidates, and Meyers even found the perfect pop culture metaphor to describe it.
“This election has an older sister/younger brother dynamic. Basically, Trump is Ferris Bueller and you’re his sister Jeannie,” Meyers said. “Trump can skip school, dance on a parade float, and claim to be the sausage king of Chicago, but you, Hillary? You should know better. You were Secretary of State while he was televising a Gary Busey job interview. The rules are different for you.”
Clinton made those comments just before getting sick from pneumonia, which forced her to leave a 9/11 memorial event early. Meyers saw a connection between the two.
“These are the kinds of things you say when you have pneumonia and give a speech,” Meyers said. “I once gave an oral report in high school after taking Sudafed and said if Ahab wanted to kill a big white dick, he should have chucked a harpoon at Mr. Fenton, am I right? And I wasn’t wrong, but I shouldn’t have said it.”
Watch the clip below.