Seth Meyers: Ignore Trump’s ‘crazy’ ideas at your own peril
Former President Donald Trump, who is known for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, recently suggested that the United States put a Chinese flag on U.S. fighter jets, “bomb the shit out of Russia” and watch war break out between Russia and China. Trump’s apologists have been insisting that he was only joking, but comedian and “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, during a Thursday night, March 10 broadcast, warned that when Trump has an insane suggestion, it should never be taken lightly.
A reporter said of Trump’s suggestion — which he made at a Republican National Committee event in New Orleans — “Let’s just assume it was a joke.” And Meyers, playing a clip of that reporter, said, “No, let’s not assume that.”
Meyers continued, “A lot of us assumed he was joking when he said he was going to run for president because he was, you know, a famously broke game show idiot. But Trump is always joking until he’s not. He’s like a husband pitching a three-way to his wife and her best friend.”
Trump, the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member added, has a pattern of “pretending he’s not serious,” when, in fact, he is serious.
Meyers told viewers, “Remember when he was supposedly joking in 2016 that Russia should hack Hillary’s e-mails — and then, they actually did it? Or when he looked one of his science advisers dead in the eye and suggested we should inject people with disinfectant to cure coronavirus and then later claimed he was joking?.... That’s what Trump does: He floats crazy shit and sees how far he can take it. If one idea gets rejected, he just tries another one.”
Meyers went on to say, “No one seriously thought Trump would stage a coup either, and then, he ended up siccing an angry mob of insurrectionists and werewolves on the Capitol.”
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