Seth Meyers Savages Republicans' 'Cartoonishly Evil' Health Care Bill and Trolls Trump All in One Segment
The Congressional Budget Office scored Senate Republicans' health care bill on Monday, and its findings were grisly as anticipated. A staggering 22 million will be left uninsured over the next decade.
"The only way this bill could be more cartoonishly evil is if it mandated tying damsels in distress to railroad tracks," "Late Night" host Seth Meyers remarked hours later.
"The bill is essentially a giant tax cut for the wealthy paid for with Medicaid cuts," he added. "And I think I'm starting to see a pattern here, because if you recall, the first version of the House health care bill was projected to leave 24 million uninsured. The second version of the House bill left 23 million uninsured. And now this Senate bill leaves 22 million uninsured. So basically Republicans are just 21 drafts away from breaking even."
Five Republican Senators had announced their opposition to the new health care legislation as of Monday; just three would prevent its passage. Meanwhile, Trump continues to disparage the House version of bill.
"Trump himself privately called the [House] bill mean in a closed-door meeting with Republican Senators, despite praising the bill in public," Meyers explained. "Until now, the White House has not publicly confirmed that Trump ever called the bill mean. So naturally, when former President Obama called the bill mean in a statement last week, Trump could not help but take credit himself."
"Well, [Obama] actually used my term, 'mean,' that was my term," Trump told Pete Hegseth on Sunday in "Fox & Friends" interview.
"You dummy," quipped Meyers. "You're not supposed to admit to that. Obama trolled you. You're so easy... Of course the bill is mean. In fact it's worse than mean, it's savage."