Following his COVID-19 diagnosis, President Donald Trump is back on the road, calling for a range of different voter demographics – from suburban women to senior citizens – to be re-elected in November. But such appeals could be pointless, said Seth Meyers on Monday evening.
“No pathetic amount of pandering is going to magically flip Trump’s numbers, largely because we are now entering a third wave of coronavirus that scientists say could be the worst yet.”
Late night with Seth Meyer’s host kicked off his “A Closer Look” segment, which examined early poll results that show Trump is lagging behind opponent Joe Biden. Meyers also mocked the “bizarre threats” Trump made at his rallies if he lost the presidential election – from leaving the country to not speaking to supporters.
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“I don’t think I could have been more motivated to vote against Trump until I heard him say that if he loses, he’ll never speak to us again,” joked Meyers.
Meyers said Trump leaving the country jokes or other allegations are a way of making the president feel like an “inevitable” and “immutable part of our lives.” But that’s exactly why Trump hopes to influence as many voters as possible almost two weeks before the election, the host added.
The comedian also criticized Trump for the way he bonded with supporters, namely large rallies where masks appear to be optional. From talking to hundreds of crowded supporters to throwing MAGA goods straight into the crowd, Meyers said the president and his allies are “actively trying to make people sick” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cost lives on a daily basis .
“We watch a deeply dangerous man, supported by a deeply dangerous party, dissolve into the prospect of losing power,” he said. “They don’t care who they hurt or who gets sick in the trials, but it is in our power to stop it by voting it and rejecting it in numbers.”
Check out the entire segment from Monday’s episode below.