Seth Meyers Shames Trump for His Demented Obsession With Voter Fraud
President Trump has been in office just one week, and what a week it's been. Between debunked conspiracy theories and tall executive orders,"Late Night" host Seth Meyers gives the new administration's past 24 hours "A Closer Look."
Due to his admitted lack of sleep, Trump is letting his extreme insecurities get the better of him. Still distraught about losing the popular vote, which he falsely attributes to 3 million people voting illegally, Trump doubled down on his voter fraud, and is now calling for a major investigation.
"Just think about that, the President of the United States thinks dead people voting is a problem," Meyers remarked after reading Trump's tweets.
"In fact, not only are dead people voting, one of them's been following me around," he added, imitating Trump, before flashing a photo of long term Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani on screen.
"Trump's claim has been disproven by multiple studies, election officials from both parties, Republican members and even his own lawyer," Meyers hammered. "And yet, he continues to persist in what is either a lie or a delusion. So, what's going on?"
President Trump also asserted that none of the people voting illegally supported him in the presidential election.
"Of those [3-5 million illegal] votes cast, none of them come to me. None of them come to me. They would all be for the other side," Trump said in his first exclusive interview since his inauguration.
"No one would ever cheat to help Trump," Meyers mused, before imagining Russian President Vladimir Putin looking for a polling place in America.
While it's weird that popularity-obsessed Trump would think none of these votes were for him, it's even weirder where the theory came from.
"According to a truly insane article published by the [New York] Times yesterday, Trump's voter fraud claim came from a random anecdote told to him by a German golfer named Bernhard Langer in a meeting with congressional leaders," Meyers explained.
Langer "was standing in line at a polling place near his home in Florida on Election Day, the president explained, when an official informed Mr. Langer he would not be able to vote," the New York Times reported.
"Ahead of and behind Mr. Langer were voters who did not look as if they should be allowed to vote, Mr. Trump said, according to the staff members — but they were nonetheless permitted to cast provisional ballots. The president threw out the names of Latin American countries that the voters might have come from," Meyers read from the article.
"What the hell is going on?" the "Late Night" host asked in response to the report.
"'A very famous German golfer told me he saw some Mexicans voting?' If your grandpa started talking like this, you would consider putting him in a home," he noted. "Instead we put this guy in a house."