Seth Meyers: If You Thought the Failed GOP Effort to Repeal Obamacare Was Bad, Brace Yourselves for What's Next
Desperate to bounce back from their failed health care bill, Republicans voted Tuesday on a bill permitting the sale of personal information to internet service providers such as Comcast, Verizon and Charter.
"Congress just voted to repeal an FCC rule that required internet service providers to get your permission before collecting and selling your data," Seth Meyers explained in Thursday's "Closer Look" segment on "Late Night."
People should "expect that everything they do is being tracked," confirmed Chris Lewis, deputy director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Federal Communications Commission.
"And if you find it hypocritical for so-called small-government conservatives to support such a far-reaching measure, you're not alone," noted Meyers before playing a clip of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)'s fervent speech on the House floor on Tuesday.
Trump will reportedly sign the bill soon, although Meyers feels "there's a pretty good chance he doesn't even know what's in it... in fact, according to friends, he doesn't even use email."
As businessman and bestselling author Richard "Skip" Bronson told MSNBC, Trump is "old school."
"You can never email Donald, and he will never email you," added Bronson.
But don't count on Trump learning to use email in the future, pointed Meyers.
"I feel like, even if you tried to teach Trump how to send an email, he would still just write it in Sharpie on the computer," he concluded.
However, "The question now is: Will there be as much grassroots resistance to Trump's agenda going forward as there was to his health care bill?" Meyers asked. "So far, all signs point to yes."