'Trump made huge promises on health care that he clearly had no intention of keeping,' says the 'Late Night' host

By Nick Romano
March 16, 2017 at 09:01 AM EDT

Remember when Donald Trump promised during his campaign that “we’re going to have insurance for everybody” and that he wouldn’t “cut Medicare or Medicaid”? Seth Meyers remembers. The Late Night host on Wednesday called out Trump for the GOP’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan that contradicts the president’s campaign promises on health care.

“Sometimes Trump is pro-CBO [Congressional Budget Office], other times he’s anti-CBO, sometimes he says the jobs numbers are phony, other times he says they’re real, sometimes he says things in quotes, other times he really means them,” said Meyers. “But one thing we do know is we can’t believe his promises on health care, like when he promised during the campaign that he wouldn’t let people suffer as president.”

Meyers picked apart the proposed health care plan, which he said would see older Americans’ premiums “skyrocket,” “cut Medicare,” and “kick millions off insurance.” “Trump made huge promises on health care that he clearly had no intention of keeping,” Meyers said in his “Closer Look” segment. “If it passes, we’re all gonna need a safe word,” he added, mocking White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on his repetition of the word “prong” during a press conference.

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Elsewhere, Meyers dinged Spicer and House Speaker Paul Ryan for their misleading statements on the GOP health care plan, as well as Trump’s wiretapping claims against former President Barack Obama.

“Today, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who would know if there were any evidence of wiretapping, was asked if he had provided any such evidence to the president and he seemed flustered,” Meyers remarked. “Well, you better get that man a sweet tea and a porch to sit on,” he joked, “because he is sweating more than a gator in a boot store.”

This all begs Meyers’ initial question that titled the segment: “Can we believe anything Trump says?” Watch above.

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