Seth Meyers ridicules Trumpcare on Late Night
Over the last few months, Seth Meyers has used his Late Night platform to shine a light on issues with the Trump administration, whether it be on the proposed border wall or the president’s alleged ties to Russia. The host is now taking aim at the forecasted consequences of the Republican’s new health care bill.
On Monday’s episode, Meyers used his Closer Look segment to focus on the proposed replacement for Obamacare, which reportedly is facing enough skepticism from the Republican party that the president will try to persuade members of Congress by inviting them to the White House for a pizza and bowling party.
“That’s right, Trump is trying to sway members of Congress with an 8-year-old’s birthday party,” cracked Meyers before launching into his Trump voice. “Also, good news, Steve Bannon has agreed to be a terrifying clown.”
Throughout the segment, Meyers made fun of the strange analogies that Republican policymakers have made in reference to the health care bill, such as Rep. Jason Chaffetz saying people have to choose between getting an iPhone or insurance. Meyers had the most fun with Rep. Jason Smith, who while discussing the bill in session wondered why the sun isn’t taxed.
“Yeah, why don’t they tax the sun?” the host asked. “Is it because we already know that an orange ball of gas would never pay its taxes? Is that why?”
Watch the video above.
Late Night airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET.