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Seth Meyers declared President Trump in “crisis” on Late Night Thursday after a week of POTUS’ “embarrassing phone calls” with the leaders of Mexico and Australia, as well as his lie about a phone call with the Boy Scouts, the announcement of a grand jury investigation into Russian collusion, and Trump’s overall approval rating in the U.S.
“Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump’s political career has been declared dead many times, so it’s important not to get ahead of ourselves,” Meyers said on his “Closer Look” segment. “But still, judging from the newest poll numbers, his presidency sure seems like it’s in crisis.”
Meyers pointed to numbers reported on CNN: 61 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance in the White House, 62 percent believe he’s dishonest, 71 percent believe he’s not levelheaded, 57 percent think he’s abusing his power, and 54 percent are embarrassed to have him as their president. “So it looks like Trump has hit rock bottom,” the late-night personality said, “but, hey, there’s nowhere to go but up, right?”
That’s when Meyers tackled the announcement that a grand jury will investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election. “Trump’s probably excited because he thinks a ‘grand’ jury is just a fancier jury,” Meyers mocked. “So beautiful, not like one of those dump juries. Beautiful gold, 12 chandeliers.”
Elsewhere, Meyers laughed at the transcripts from Trump’s phone call with the president of Mexico that were published by The Washington Post and make it seem Trump like admitted “his signature campaign pledge to get Mexico to pay for the wall was just an empty political ploy.”
“He’s like a guy talking to his friend on their way home from a bachelor party,” Meyers said. “‘We cannot say we went to a strip club. Your wife will ask and my wife will ask, and it’s best if we just say we had some steak and we went to bed early. But this only works if we both do it.'”
Watch Meyers’ full segment in the clip above.