Seth Meyers Wants Off the Trump 'Tilt-A-Whirl,' Laments 'Dangerous Rhetoric'

Seth Meyers took a “Closer Look” at Donald Trump‘s racist rhetoric on Tuesday’s Late Night and, to put it mildly, the host did not like what he saw.

First up, Meyers thoroughly, thoughtfully and amusingly debunked Trump’s recent comments regarding 9/11, in which he claimed to have seen footage of Muslims in the U.S. cheering the Twin Towers’ collapse. He next took Trump to task for retweeting a pro-neonazi account publishing falsified crime statistics. (I mean, Really!?) He then capped his evisceration by admitting that The Donald’s brand of bigotry has officially veered into “dangerous” territory.”

Press PLAY above and then hit the comments with an answer to this question: Is it refreshing that Meyers, unlike some of his late-night counterparts, refuses to give Trump a free pass?

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19 Comments
  1. What I remember seeing on TV at the time was footage of people in the Middle East, either Iraq or Iran, wherever, celebrating, but that was quickly debunked as being footage shot at a previous time that had nothing to do with with the two towers. I don’t recall anything about New Jersey.

  2. rinaex says:

    Well, I’m glad someone’s saying it, even if it’s a late-night host. This is beyond politics, the stuff Trump is bringing up are things that even most sane conservatives know is bunk. And yes, Trump has veered into some scary stuff, and I’m not sure if he’s doing it deliberately or out of ignorance, neither one of which is good.

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    I haven’t watched Late Night with Seth Meyers in quite some time but Meyers really did a great Donald Trump impression.

  4. vanvon says:

    Good for Seth. The media has been treating Trump like he’s a joke – and he is a joke, but the joke isn’t too amusing anymore. He is a creep – a dangerous creep.

    • Temperance says:

      A very crazy, dangerous creep indeed.

    • David4 says:

      And what’s scary is that so many white racists are supporting him based on hate and not hope.

    • Angela says:

      Agreed. This “joke” has definitely gone on way, way too long. There is absolutely no justifiable reason Trump should still be in the running, and he seriously needs to drop out and go away now. The longer he stays the more scared I become for next year’s election. If I were a Republican, I would be deeply embarrassed and horrified to think someone like Trump was the best my party could offer for a viable candidate.

  5. peterwdawson says:

    It’s basically now or never to say this since with only a bit over a month or two until the Republican primaries polls, at the very least, are indicating Trump is still resonating well. You gotta call it like you see it. We’ll see if it ends up making a change at all.

  6. tahina says:

    He is so full of himself, he may even think he is the king of the world. But Trump is not funny, but very dangerous, but even more are those people who believe his crazy rhetoric.. Heil mein Fuhrer?

  7. Lysh says:

    That was a surprisingly long segment. I should watch Seth more. Comparing Trump to the fair ride is so accurate. I keep thinking/hoping Ashton Kutcher will come out and tell us we’ve all been punk’d.

  8. Jim Willoughby says:

    To answer the question, yes, it is a good idea to not give Trump, or any of the candidates from either party a pass on anything.

  9. Seth – your more of a ‘Toned Down Maher’ – but I like Maher and had a few laughs courtesy of your Schtick – Your only mistake is that you believe that you shouldn’t give Trump a pass but the reality is that it’s Trump that gives out passes and not the media so we’ll see if you make it into Trump’s ‘Stream of Consciousness’ but it would be somewhat unfortunate if your just ignored as you ignore the Washington Posts article colloberating Trump’s ‘Muslim Tailgate Story’.

  10. Chuck says:

    BUT … NBC keeps putting Trump on the air even though they “cut all ties” with him.

  11. Jill says:

    I couldn’t agree with Seth more. Trump is becoming like a neo-Nazi with all his racist comments and made up stories. It’s 100% moved from ridiculous to very very scary. Anyone who supports him is taking a blind eye to all the terrible things he’s saying.