Seth Meyers Dares GOP to Confront Trump's Dangerous Ideas

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers anticipates Donald Trump's presidency will be the most tweet-filled presidency in history.

“Basically, Donald Trump’s Twitter feed will serve as his version of FDR’s fireside chats,” Meyers noted.

Meyers added that only Trump would say something like, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—and Mexicans.” 

Trump is even encouraged by the head of the GOP to bypass traditional media, leading him to “spread lies and conspiracy theories unfiltered through his Twitter account," Meyers explained, citing a statement from the GOP chair:

“The incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus recently suggests that Trump might completely scrap the traditional daily press briefings the White House does with reporters."

Priebus' hesitation? The press briefings might just be "boring episodes," an idea Meyers immediately shot down.

“Boring episodes?" he asked incredulously. "This country needs boring episodes right now. The last 18 months have been so insane; it’s like a season of ‘Game of Thrones’ where every episode is ‘The Battle of the Bastards.’ We all need a break from this action. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but America needs some Bran.”

Trump hasn't held a press conference in nearly 150 days, which is the main reason the press has become so reliant on Trump's Twitter account for information. 

“Like this weekend, when China seized a U.S. naval drone in international waters and Trump tweeted, quote, 'China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters—rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act,''” Meyers pointed out.

But that was actually the second tweet Trump sent about the incident. 

“Drawing as much attention as his ‘shoot from the hip’ foreign policy was his apparent inability to spell, because [in] the original tweet, Trump wrote that it was an ‘unpresidented’ act," Meyers explained.

"‘Unpresidented’ is not a word, of course, but it would be a great title for a movie about Hillary Clinton," he added. "She was inevitable until she became ‘unpresidented.'"

As Trump would say, "Sad!"



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