Meyers Says Networks Should Not Air Trump’s Speech About Border
Late-night host declares there's no national crisis and the president and his Cabinet are simply spreading lies
Late-night host Seth Meyers is not happy about President Donald Trump’s plan to address the nation from the Oval Office regarding border security.
Meyers blasted the president on his show on Monday night and called for television networks not to air the Trump speech, which is set to take place on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern.
Meyers suggested networks that choose to air the remarks are only assisting in spreading the president’s “lies.”
“Today Trump announced he wants to address the nation on Tuesday night, and even in his tweet announcing the speech, Trump lied,” said Meyers on Monday night.
“He tweeted, ‘I’m pleased to inform you that I will address the nation on the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border, Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.’ OK, first of all, just because Trump wants to address the nation doesn’t mean networks should air it. Otherwise they’re just passing on his lies unfiltered. They should either reject him outright, or if he insists on speaking in prime time, make him do it as a contestant on ‘The Masked Singer.'”
“The Masked Singer” is a new show in which celebrities face off in a singing competition but are covered head to toe in elaborate costumes to keep their identities a secret.
Meyers went on to say — from his vantage point — that there really are no problems with America’s border with Mexico.
“There is no national security crisis at the border,” he said. “Trump and his aides keep repeating the debunked lie that terrorists are sneaking in from Mexico.”
Meyers then went on to say that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been spreading lies when she says known or suspected terrorists sneak across the border.
Meyers later added about the president, “Trump’s totally incoherent and incapable of telling the truth [and] he shouldn’t get to address the nation just to repeat his lies. If he calls up the networks asking for airtime, they should pick up the phone and say, ‘President Trump, we don’t know who that is.'”
The last remark about not knowing President Trump was oh-so-cleverly done through an out-of-context clip showing Trump speaking to the press.
Trump critics have made some pretty silly demands in the past, but saying networks should deny the president of the United States a platform to address the nation on an urgent matter is a new one.
Meyers has criticized Trump on border security before.
He previously called a proposed border wall between the United States a Mexico “pointless.”
Check out Seth Meyers’ most recent comments on Trump and the border wall below: