Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers recaps the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend that resulted in a protester getting killed and Trump taking two whole days filled with public pressure to condemn his Nazi supporters by name despite having what Meyers calls “a permanent hard-on for condemnation.” “It shouldn’t take longer for the president to do the right thing than it takes to get a package from Amazon. In fact, it would’ve taken less time to literally order a DVD copy of Do the Right Thing,” Meyers says before pointing out that Trump disavowing white supremacists means nothing if people like Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka, and “melting man-size candle” Steve Bannon are still working in the White House. “We shouldn’t have to shame or pressure the President of the United States into saying that Nazis are bad. Mr. President, you didn’t have to rise to the level of FDR or JFK. All you had to do was show the same courage and moral clarity as the people who make tiki torches, and you failed.”

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