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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Presents The Mind-Boggling Sean Spicer

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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Presents The Mind-Boggling Sean Spicer

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Seth Meyers on Trump's second chaotic week

Glancing back over the second week of the Trump presidency, Seth Meyers noticed its duality — on the one hand, multiple constitutional crises, and on the other, mundane mistakes of mind-bogging stupidity.

Among those imbecile moments was Trump’s comment at a Black History Month event, praising the abolitionist leader and former slave Frederick Douglass as if he were a living civil rights leader. “He didn’t know Douglass was dead!”  exclaimed the Late Night host, noting that the great author, editor, and diplomat passed away back in 1895. “Yeah, keep your eye on that Fred Douglass kid!”

The coda to Trump’s ignorance came when Sean Spicer was asked by a reporter about the Douglass gaffe. If you missed his revealing response, Meyers replayed it in this segment — and wondered why this obvious incompetent hadn’t bothered to research Douglass before his next press briefing.

Speaking of Spicer, who will be a consistent source of offensive comedy gold until the day Trump finally dumps him, the White House press secretary provided many laughs when he insisted that the immigration and travel restrictions announced last week are “not a ban.” But as Meyers observes, with clips, that was precisely how Spicer — as well as Kellyanne Conway and Trump himself — had described the executive order.

And Meyers reviews the Betsy DeVos fiasco, as Trump’s designated education secretary first failed to answer questions in her confirmation hearing, and then got caught plagiarizing her replies to supplemental written questions.

Is every week going to be like this for the next four years?

 

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  1. dbtheonly February 3, 2017

    The best suggestion I’ve heard is for the White Hiouse Staff to hire an actor to play the role of various foreign leaders when Trump wants to call them.

    That way, he can threaten to invade any country without ramifications. He can hang up on Australia’s PM without imperiling the US trade or defense alliances.

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    1. dpaano February 3, 2017

      Great idea!! As it stands, he’s pissing off ALL of our allies!! Pretty soon, we won’t have ANYONE on our side! That’s our chance to revolt!

      Reply
  2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth February 5, 2017

    The SS (Sean Spicer) is a work of art. With Sean coming along, with Trump and all the rest, this is like finding a gold mine of satirical and lampoon material—makes Nixon and his Cabinet as milquetoast in comparison.

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  4. Aaron_of_Portsmouth February 6, 2017

    Sean Spicer and Donald J. Trump are Exhibit A of the perils of not taking the initiative to explore other cultures, or attending school that didn’t require the study of America’s diverse cultures aside from recognition of a Holiday. Other than a casual acquaintance, watching sports, or watching Soul Train occasionally back in the day, that’s the extent of Sean’s exposure.

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  5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth February 6, 2017

    Sean Spicer and Donald J. Trump are Exhibit A of the perils of not taking the initiative to explore other cultures, or not having attended any high school that required the study of America’s diverse people and their heritages, aside from recognition of a Holiday or two each year. Other than a casual business acquaintance, seeing someone in the grocery store, watching sports, or watching Soul Train occasionally back in the day, that’s the extent of Sean’s exposure. (And I don’t get the impression that Sean, Donald, the GOP, or Kellyanne ever busted a move on the dance floor, or in the privacy of their home—I could be wrong on that score).

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