Seth Meyers just set the record straight once and for all about Trump’s birther past!
On Monday night’s episode of Late Night, Meyers opened the show with a compilation of news clips from last week and over the weekend, including Martha Stewart’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton and Trump’s ridiculous threats to sue the New York Times and other media outlets for deliberately editing his words to show him in a bad light. This led Seth to his popular segment, “A Closer Look,” where he showed years and years of videos and tweets that will actually put this birther matter to bed. Finally.
Seth starts off with a reminder that “questioning the legitimacy of the first black president was the centerpiece of Donald Trump’s political career,” and is what actually made him popular with GOP voters in the first place. Conveniently, he’s refused to discuss the issue at all during this campaign season, until Friday when he managed to lure the media to his new hotel under the false pretense of some huge announcement about the birther issue, which actually turned into a 30 minute commercial for his new hotel.
He did manage to throw in his “YUGE” announcement, which took all of about 30 seconds, but instead of coming clean, he threw Hillary under the bus and said she started it, but HE finished it when he said, “Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.”
Seth had something to say to Trump about that!
“Obama was born in the United States, period? F*CK YOU, EXCLAMATION POINT! YOU don’t get to peddle racist rhetoric for 5 years and decide when this is over! WE decide when it’s over! And, it’s certainly not over after a 30 second statement in the middle of a hotel commercial!”
He continues with some of the coverage of Chris Christie over the weekend, as well as his thoughts on the “Bridgegate” scandal. Watch the full segment below:
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