Yesterday, President Trump declared victory in healthcare after the House of Representatives narrowly passed his bill to deny health coverage to 24 million people, remove preexisting condition protections, increase premiums on working families, and slash taxes for the super rich.
Of course, while the President may not know it,Seth Meyers understands how a bill becomes a law well enough to know Trump is still a long way from repealing Obamacare. On his last Closer Look, the Late Night host ridiculed Trump for thinking everything would be easy — from healthcare, to presidenting, to peace in the Middle East. (Video below.)
“Peace in the Middle East is the phrase people use to describe something that’s difficult,” Meyers said. “That’s like saying ‘when I need a needle, I just go straight to the haystack and grab one. Boom!'”
Meyers goes on to shred Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for their hypocrisy and disconnection from reality. He played tape of Trump breaking script at yesterday’s press conference to say, “I’m President! Can you believe it?”
“NO!” Meyers shouted, eyes bulging. “No, I can’t. I cannot.”
Meyers ridiculed both men without mercy and, after the deadly bill they celebrated yesterday, it’s still better than they deserve. It is however, hilarious.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com