In his “Closer Look” segment Thursday night, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers broke down the president’s week, which included doubling down on his fight with the NFL over players’ right to kneel during the national anthem and his comments concerning the Graham-Cassidy health care bill’s failure.
Meyers said that Trump got through the past few days by lying and being contradictory, including disseminating misinformation on whether a Senator is actually hospitalized or not.
“President Trump is so desperate for literally any kind of positive achievement that he’s now outright lying about the fate of his health care bill and his new tax plan,” he said. “But there’s one major obstacle standing in the way of Trump’s domestic agenda: He has no idea what he’s talking about.”
Late-night hosts have been mocking Trump after he said that Graham-Cassidy would’ve gotten the votes if a senator, who he didn’t name, wasn’t in the hospital. That person was Senator Thad Cochran and, as he tweeted Wednesday, he wasn’t in the hospital.
Thanks for the well-wishes. I'm not hospitalized, but am recuperating at home in Mississippi and look forward to returning to work soon.
— Senator Thad Cochran (@SenThadCochran) September 27, 2017
The New York Times reported that the bill didn’t have the votes needed to pass regardless of Cochran.
“What are you talking about?” Meyers said in response to a video of Trump talking about the issue. “I’m starting to think, the next time you have a chance, you might wanna consider dropping by a hospital [for] just some of the basic tests, you know?”
“This is how bad things are now. The president spreads so many insane rumors, senators have to issue statements letting everyone know they’re okay. This is the first presidency where you have to check in safe on Facebook. It’s only a matter of time before Rand Paul has to tweet, ‘Thanks for the support. Contrary to the President’s comments, I did NOT fall down a well and get trapped for days and have NOT been forced to eat rats to stay alive. But I do believe he was being honest when he said he was ‘psyched about it.'”
Watch the full nine-minute segment above.