Seth Meyers Slams Trump as ‘Midlevel’ YouTuber on Hurricane Florence Warning
Late-night host joined Stephen Colbert in targeting the president for response to current weather crisis
To say President Donald Trump is viewed poorly by nearly all of America’s late-night hosts would be an understatement.
Things seem to have grown just about hostile in recent days, as Stephen Colbert and others have targeted President Donald Trump’s targeting of death toll numbers Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico, as well as his response to Hurricane Florence.
In a warning video recently released featuring Trump, the president says of Hurricane Florence, “We’ll handle it. We’re ready. We’re able. We’ve got the finest people, I think, anywhere in the world. FEMA and first responders, they’re out there. They’re going to stand through the danger of this storm.”
He adds later in it, “Get out of its [Florence’s] way. Don’t play games with it.”
Late-night host Seth Meyers was not satisfied with that warning from the president.
“That video is like a local news report where the meteorologist called in sick and the sports guy had to fill in at the last minute,” joked Meyers Thursday night on his program.
He added, “If you want people to take your message seriously, maybe have higher production quality than a midlevel YouTube star.”
He then imitated the president and said, “This storm is big, get out of the way, but before you do please ‘like’ and subscribe.”
Meyers also joined fellow late-night host Stephen Colbert in attacking Trump for challenging Hurricane Maria death toll numbers.
Said Trump in a recent tweet, “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.”
He continued, “This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”
The numbers Trump is referring to are from a study released two weeks ago from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
It concluded that 2,975 people had died as a result of Hurricane Maria.
Said Meyers of Trump’s challenge to those numbers, “That’s the official death toll, you lunatic. Now we know why he’s so orange. His brain is just melted pumpkin guts.”
Check out Trump’s official warning about Hurricane Florence below: