18 December 2019 00:34
Donald Trump will almost certainly be impeached by the House of Representatives over the abuse of power and obstruction charges related to Russian interference in the 2016 election and his attempt to get Ukraine to interfere in 2020 — but he's unlikely to be convicted and removed from office by the Republican-controlled Senate. Not only that, but Senate Republicans are openly admitting that they will do everything in their power to avoid holding him accountable for crimes he's openly admitted to. Meanwhile, a full half of the country believes he should be impeached and removed, even as Trump himself insists that he totally has these other, different poll numbers that are "through the roof." Because, as Seth Meyers put it in his Closer Look segment on Monday night, "the president's a deranged, conspiratorial lunatic who's fundamentally untethered from reality." By way of illustration, Meyers tried to unpack Trump's wild claim that the impeachment "hoax" actually dates back to... before he even announced he was running. "How would that work?" Meyers mused.
"You think President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi were all in a secret room together saying, 'OK, you know that famously dumb game show host, the one that spends most of his time yelling at Meat Loaf? Well, he's about to ride an escalator to announce his campaign so here's our plan to bring him down: We're gonna win the popular vote by three million votes but then we'll lose the electoral college because, you know, it's a dumb, antiquated system, and then we're gonna wait three years until he calls the president of Ukraine and asks him to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, who will announce that he's running for president, and also Rudy Giuliani's gonna go on TV and confess to everything. That's the plan.'" Checks out. The impeachment procedure precipitated Seth Meyers to psychoanalyze President Donald Trump. Meyers is unquestionably no psychologist, however on Monday Night time's episode of NBC's Overdue Night time, the comic made up our minds to get inside of Trump's thoughts. Meyers kicked off his "Nearer Glance" section by way of explaining that the Space Judiciary Committee licensed two articles of impeachment in opposition to the president on Friday. "And as CNN reported, Trump is annoyed," the comedian mentioned, prior to tossing to a clip of CNN Leader White Space Correspondent Jim Acosta providing a bit of of study. "A Trump marketing campaign adviser I spoke with previous nowadays advised me merely, the protection insects him," Acosta mentioned about Trump's response to the breathless information protection of the impeachment combat. A perplexed Meyers took factor with Acosta's review of the location, and instructed any person may well be sugarcoating Trump's response. "Insects him?" Meyers requested. "I don't assume 'insects' is ever the appropriate phrase for Trump. He's by no means simply bugged. He most effective has two modes — blind rage or spaced out."