Seth Meyers Is Horrified by President Trump's Priorities After Taking a 'Closer Look' at the Timing of His Tweets

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers is continually baffled by what and when President Trump decides to tweet. So, nearly three weeks into Trump's presidency, he decided to take a "Closer Look" at the strange and unprecedented phenomenon. 


"This has been an especially revealing week when it comes to how Donald Trump views presidential power," Meyers began. "In just the past few days, he's used his status as president to slam a private company, threaten a local lawmaker and attack the courts and the free press."

And, despite often using his Twitter account to address terror attacks, President Trump never once tweeted in response to the Quebec mosque shooting.

As Kellyanne Conway explained Tuesday, “I will ask him, he doesn’t tweet about everything.”

Meyers was flabbergasted. 

“Oh, he doesn’t tweet about everything?” Meyers shot back. “It sure feels like he does!”

The "Late Night" host then showed a lengthy list of topics Trump has tweeted about, while pouring a drink from a flask. 

"You tweet about everything!" Meyers exclaimed. 

But above all, the president's decision to wage war against Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s clothing line is perhaps the most horrifying. 

“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom,” he wrote. “She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”

The tweet was sent just minutes after Trump's daily intelligence briefing, "at 10:51 a.m.," Meyers noticed. "But according to the president’s daily schedule, he was supposed to be receiving his daily intelligence briefing at 10:30 a.m. So, is Trump skipping out on an intelligence briefing to tweet about his daughter’s business?”

The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, explained that the Nordstrom tweet had occurred on the president's free time. But Meyers was still confused by the timing of Trump's outrage.  

“OK, but here’s my question: Why was he free when that happened? Did the briefing really take less than 20 minutes?” Meyers said. “I feel like the president’s daily intelligence briefing should take longer than an episode of ‘Vanderpump Rules.’ Also, if he was tweeting about Nordstrom right after the briefing, something tells me he wasn’t totally focused during the briefing.”

On the other hand, Kellyanne Conway made a great case for not buying Ivanka's clothing when she decided to plug the first daughter's line during a Fox News appearance on Thursday. 

“From now on, the only network Kellyanne Conway should be allowed on is QVC,” Meyers snipped.

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