Seth Meyers Warns Republicans Still Loyal to Trump How This Story Ends
It's not a coincidence the president's daughter has an office in the White House. The president appears to value loyalty above all else.
"[He] talks about loyalty so much, I'm frankly surprised he didn't fill his cabinet with golden retrievers," opened "Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Monday.
"Trump says he's a loyal person, especially to his closest friends, like for example, Jeff Sessions, the very first member of the Senate to endorse Trump for president back when the rest of the GOP was still trying to stop Trump from getting the nomination," recalled the host.
This week, in a 50-minute exclusive interview with the New York Times, President Trump expressed his deep disappointment with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, explaining "had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency," he would have appointed someone else.
"If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, 'Thanks, Jeff, but I can’t, you know, I’m not going to take you,'" Trump said. "It’s extremely unfair, and that’s a mild word, to the president."
"What are you talking about?" Meyers asked, baffled. "How would he recuse himself before he got the job? That would be like someone trying to get a construction job and saying their best skill is workers' comp."
Trump's relationship with Sessions is only the latest to hit the rocks. Neither New Jersey governor Chris Christie nor former FBI director James Comey appeared sufficiently servile to the president.
"To all of those Trump defenders and loyalists, just remember," warned Meyers. "You're going under that same bus if Trump thinks it will save him from the Russia scandal."