Trump Lies and Stonewalls as Impeachment Inquiry Ramps Up: A Closer Look

-White House officials are stonewalling
the impeachment inquiry as Republicans shift
their defense of the president. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] We’ve established this
repeatedly, but it’s worth remembering as the impeachment inquiry
intensifies. Donald Trump is very unpopular. He lost the popular vote in 2016 by a greater margin than
any president in history, and more people have had
a negative opinion of him than a positive one since virtually the start
of his campaign. No politician has been
this unpopular for this long since Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon and then fell down
that flight of stairs. Remember when we thought
slipping on wet stairs was the dumbest thing
a president could do? My God, we were adorable. Now, in Trump’s defense, he’s not at risk
of slipping on wet stairs because he keeps toilet paper
on his shoe to dry each step as he goes. [ Cheers and applause ] So Trump has always
been unpopular. By contrast, in 2018,
Democrats won the House with the largest midterm margin
of all time, smashing the record
for the popular vote in midterm elections. In fact, that’s the reason this impeachment inquiry can
even happen in the first place. Democrats won an election, and now they have the power
to impeach the president. It’s important to remember that whenever you hear someone
call this an illegal coup or when Republicans
say stuff like this. -You have to accept that
President Trump is president. That’s the problem. They don’t accept that President
Trump won the election. And America hates a sore loser as much as any country
on the planet. This is an unfair process
being driven by sore losers. -They’re sore losers?
They won the midterms. You guys are the ones who,
whenever you lose, pass a bunch of laws
making it harder to vote. That’s why Republicans
love voter I.D. and gerrymandering so much. If they lose the next election, they’ll probably
introduce a bill mandating that all voters must
have a valid driver’s license in at least
three different states obtained at least six business
years prior to the election and the only DMV in the country
is located in an abandoned hotel on a cliff in Yosemite and it’s open from 1:00 to 4:00
a.m. on alternate Wednesdays in months beginning
with the letter “Q.” And — And they’re gonna call it
the Freedom to Vote Act. [ Laughter,
cheers and applause ] Trump’s historic unpopularity
is clear. In the polling on impeachment,
as well, a majority of Americans now say in polls that Trump
should be impeached. Now, you might expect
a president in that situation to mount a defense and try
to change public opinion. Trump instead chooses to believe
that the polls are fake. -Mr. President, according to
several recent polls, more Americans want you
to be impeached and removed from office than the
number of Americans who don’t. -You’re reading the wrong polls. -“Wall Street Journal,”
NBC, ABC, “Washington Post.” -I have the real polls.
I have the real polls. -Oh, you have the real polls. And they show that no one
wants you impeached and you’re keeping those polls
to yourself. Well, that makes sense. Trump seems like the kind of guy who would keep good news
to himself. [ As Donald Trump ] “I mean,
these polls say people love me, but bragging about it
just seems — I don’t know.
Is it, like, tacky?” [ Normal voice ]
Trump will always be a low-rent
New York City con artist. He’s like a guy with a table
outside the Nike store going, “Psst! Over here.
I got the real shoes.” And then he sells you a pair
of Air Gordons. [ Laughter ] So Trump deeply unpopular
in national polls, and most Americans say
he should be impeached. The only thing he has
going for him is that we still have a dumb, antiquated
electoral college system that lets like six states
decide the winner. And Trump’s unpopularity
is clear whenever he steps
outside the bubble of his rallies or Fox News, like last weekend when he
got booed at the World Series. Now, you might be thinking,
“If the president can’t even to go a baseball game without getting booed,
where can he go?” And apparently his advisers
were wondering the same thing because somebody thought surely
he can go to something like, say, a UFC fight
without getting booed, right? -Loud boos and some cheers
for the president. This is how he was received
at a UFC event last night at Madison Square Garden
in New York. [ Crowd booing loudly ] -Is that one of those
real polls he was talking about? Even more embarrassing
for Trump, the winner in one of
the UFC fights that night posted a photo of himself
afterward with the caption, “Bernie Sanders, you bastards.” [ Laughter ] I mean, the only way — the only way this could have
been more embarrassing — the only way it could have been
more embarrassing for Trump is if Bernie himself
won the fight. [ As Bernie Sanders ]
“Put up your dukes. In the octagon, I’m the 1%.” [ Normal voice ]
The fact is, there’s nowhere Trump won’t get booed,
save for his rallies. So the day before he got booed
at that UFC fight, Trump decided to bask in
the adoration of his crowds at a rally in Mississippi. Now, these rallies
are such fawning affairs that Trump routinely
makes up words and no one seems to bat an eye, which is exactly what happened
not once, but twice, at his rally on Friday. -First they engineered
the Russia hoax. That was a total hoax. The single greatest lies ever foistered upon
the American people. It’s all a phony deal,
this whole impeachment scam, to try to undermine
the 2020 election and to de-legitimatize
one of the greatest elections. -Ah, yes, “foistered”
and “de-legitimatize.” Usually if you hear a loved one
talking like that, the next question you ask them
is, “Do you smell burnt toast?” [ Laughter ] My favorite part
of Trump’s made-up words is how he ramps up to them
for effect with a long pause and then gets them wrong. It’s like watching one
of those dudes run up to a pool and do a cannonball
before realizing it’s frozen. Aaah! Foistered again! Putting aside the fake words, Trump’s argument
fundamentally boils down to accusing the Democrats, who won a record margin
in the midterms, of trying to undo an election, an argument he repeated later
at the rally without any made-up words. -And then they figured
they could take us out a different way,
very dishonestly, right, with the lying and the spying
and the leaking. And we are kicking their ass. -Yeah, but you’re not. You see, they just passed
a resolution on the impeachment inquiry, and they’ve spent weeks
gathering damning testimony from direct witnesses. How are you kicking their ass? Trump’s like a football player
who does an end-zone dance whenever the other team
scores a touchdown. “Patriots up 41-0, and it looks
like the Jets running back is diving into the crowd. He’s having fun.”
Also, what’s going on here? -With the lying and the spying
and the leaking. -Is he working on his Arnold Schwarzenegger
impression? [ As Arnold Schwarzenegger ]
“With the lying, the spying
and leaking, impeaching, colluding and investigating
of the crimes, things of that nature.” [ Cheers and applause ] “The leaking and the creaking
and the peeping. And the peeking.” [ Normal voice ] So now
Democrats are moving forward with the next phase
of their impeachment inquiry. Today they began
releasing transcripts of their depositions
with key witnesses. And in response,
Trump has started suggesting that those transcripts
might somehow be fake. Last night Trump attacked House Intelligence Chairman
Adam Schiff, tweeting that, “Schiff will
change the words that were said to suit the Dems’ purposes. Republicans should give
their own transcripts of the interviews to contrast with Schiff’s
manipulated propaganda. He is a proven liar, leaker,
and freak.” Calling him a freak. You look like
a dollar-store action figure called Mafia Goodfella. Trump keeps putting Republicans
in a bind because he keeps insisting
that his infamous phone call with the president of Ukraine
was not just unimpeachable, but perfect. For example, yesterday
Trump spoke to reporters and insisted yet again that
his phone call was perfect, although this time he put
a little extra flourish on it. -The whistle-blower gave
a very inaccurate report about my phone call. My phone call was perfecto. -It was perfecto. Sounds like a tourist trying
to fit in during a trip to Rome. [ Italian accent ]
“The phone call was perfecto!” And now as a reward,
some pisghetti.” [ Normal voice ]
So Trump thinks his phone call with the president of Ukraine
was perfect. Now, you’ll recall that
in that conversation, Trump tried to coerce
the president of Ukraine to investigate Democrats
like Joe Biden by telling him, “I would
like you to do us a favor.” And when he heard that, the president of Ukraine
was flustered, or as Trump would put it… -Foistered. -So as Democrats start
releasing transcripts of their depositions, the White House
is obviously desperate to do anything they can
to stop the process. Today, for example,
four White House officials refused to show up for
their scheduled hearings. -The witness list for today appears to have gone
from four people to zero. CNN has learned all four
White House officials who were scheduled to testify
today will not be showing up. In fact, most of the witnesses
scheduled to testify this week plan to stonewall. -They’re just refusing
to show up now. How long before Trump
tries that tactic? The day he gets impeached, he’ll probably be holed up
in his bedroom hiding under a pillow fort. [ As Donald Trump ] “You can’t
impeach me if you can’t find me. [ Laughter ] And this is an invisible door.” [ Normal voice ]
Trump and Republicans keep changing their defense
because they don’t have one. Democrats have now passed
a formal impeachment resolution. And they’re
releasing transcripts of damning witness testimony. Trump’s freaking out as the impeachment inquiry
moves faster and faster and… -Foistered. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ]

100 thoughts on “Trump Lies and Stonewalls as Impeachment Inquiry Ramps Up: A Closer Look

  • How can democrats love their own corrupt “leaders” its insane. “Trump asked to investigate biden” nothing on that, nothing.

  • All of these comedians who went "late night" lost ALL funny in the process. Can't watch a minute of their BS. Congratulations ,….. guys,….. for being sell outs for money as talking puppets. I wonder why the snowflakes aren't protesting that they are mostly all white men. @clownworld

  • I say this as an objective liberal, the media coverage from late night hosts of Trump has been very biased and petty. If you keep doing this, you’ll just piss off his base and they will be more motivated to vote.

  • I wonder if Trump will keep on being so chummy with the ass kissers like Graham after he's no longer in the white house.

  • Now it goes public Schiff is going to fail miserably, even worse than the Mueller conspiracy theorists. Obama and Biden should really fear the cross-examinations.
    Dear Desperate Democrats, look for another 25 candidates soon and hope there is one credible person among them, because these nonsense investigations are not working.

  • All these uncounscious people laughing about nothing. Terrible. Yes polls are fake idiot presentator. Remember Cunton would become the president. This man is such a product of….brainwashing.

  • Can the people behind Trump in the rallies read the prompters he reads off of? If so, do you think they catch his reading mistakes? If they can read themselves. Or are they just so affixed to his words, that they don't even see them?
    It's always mind grabbing when reminded how statistically disliked Trump was when the electoral college put him into the white house. And how never in history, have we had a person so disapproved of, get the office. Especially when his rallies scream, how many nut cases there are that swear he walks on water.
    There need to be more people out here selling his disapproval. We need him to see how truly unapproved he is. It rattles him. And that's what we want. He shows his true colors when rattled.

  • Who is this asshole , another brainless scum bag ,lie after lie and someone writes this shite for him . Sad Bastards.

  • I know who you are and why youre on my feed. But i gotta say you fucking suck bro. And how tf is this a late night talk show. Thought they were supposed to be funny. Foh lame nerd.

  • Hey Seth could you cover San Francisco and the rise in homeless population…. Oh and could you not blame trump as it's ran by Democrats/ liberals and maybe make some jokes on Nancy polosi failing at her job with 30+ yrs of experience and time on the job to get sht together for San Francisco and it's American citizens .hell even the illegals there too… Oh wait…. You won't joke about that , not a real news show just entertainment ….setup like a SNL skit …since that's only funny thing you use to do , are ,…was….

  • Eric Ciaramella is the New Christopher Steele… Define – Fruit of the Poisonous Tree…
    You cannot Impeachment using a False Testimony…
    Good Luck in 2024.

  • Seth……. Your not funny … The crowd laughs are so false… The final nail in your coffin { In my opinion } … your constant attack on Trump is so boring … I would like to see you face to face with trump, with your over rehearsed gags … I think you would crumble without your { Childish joke fake laugh Childish joke fake laugh
    Childish joke fake laugh Childish joke fake laugh routine… I tried to understand your childish jokes and I watched to the end … WHAT AN AWFULL BORING REPETATIVE PROGRAM. You don’t even seem to have any passion for your dislike of Trump as you look and sound like your reading somebody else’s jokes whilst mirroring somebody else’s Trump Hate… SAD PUPPET 💩

  • You need to start referring to his actions on Ukraine as extortion. "On his call where he tried to extort the government of Ukraine." Call his crimes the crimes they are.

  • If you remember correctly Mr. Graham before the election you were calling trump all kinds of names and said he would not be your party's president. So what happened now? did you get your little panties wet.


  • When I see which Democrat would be the best to replace Trump the only one that I would consider capable is Mayor Pete who reminds me a bit of the Kennedys especially Bobby Kennedy who we never got a chance to vote for. 1968 was the sad year.

  • A low rent New York city con artist is the best description I've heard of Donald Trump. Now he can't even afford the low rent in New York City.

  • F you a**hole. Name one law that he’s signed that restricts voter’s rights. So many laws were violated by those in the intelligence community to oust this president illegally you refuse to even acknowledge those violations like all the other brainwashed leftist morons . Piss off! Do you have ANY idea how many nations require voter ID? I’d say stick to comedy but you’re not even funny.

  • Trump and the real polls is like the SP episode on shielding Cartman from bad social media responses. now we know who is role model is.

  • Prolonging this will only push its drama and resolution closer to the 2020 election. Meaning people will be more likely to remember it when they vote…

  • Lindsay, you knucklehead!  He won by an unfair process called "The Electoral Fucking College".  It's time Americans to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and dump this ridiculous, antiquated means of electing our 2 top executives.  Nowhere else on Earth does it this way.  How can a person lose by more than # 3 MILLION popular votes and still occupy the Oval Office?  Something is rotten in America.

  • Mr. Meyers, please contact your colleague John Mulaney to confirm, but it's "gehry-mandernading", not "jerrymandering", after Elbridge Gerry. His grandmother is quite the source.

  • Seth you and Steven are a waste of TV air time! I feel bad for you because you think the Democrats are the way to go for this county? PATHETIC!

  • What’s up with that helicopter running every time they interview him?
    Burning the people’s tax money 💰 lol
    Think about it you could take a vacation with that

  • 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 lame comedy👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  • The ones that are lying are the sorry sack of @!#$ like Seth Meyers that have been trying since the day we voted to over turn the election because he wanted the corrupt politicians to sell out the rest of us to the Chinese. Where Trump lost the popular vote was in places where its legal for illegal aliens to vote and they did a terror message that all of those illegals would be rounded up and ship out the week after Trump was sworn in.

    IF it was ONLY Americans vote that was counted, Trump one the popular vote too.

  • You guys have been lying to us for over three years. Why should we believe anything you say now? But you still have your sheep who will continue to follow you as if you actually knew what you were talking about.

  • If you dont like the country being better off with less active crooks in washington, you can move to a country that has crooks that are running lose, and a country that is far worse off then our country

  • Seth Meyers first 31 seconds says," Obama not very popular in 2011 running for re-election compared to Trump based on these poll numbers across major polling.

    Obama approval 2011 (1 year before re-election) 43.9%
    Trump approval 2019(1 year before re-election) 44.3%

    Source: Newsweek November 8, 2019

    Title: Trump cannot compete with Obama approval rating in 2011.

  • Youtube recommended this Seth Meyers crap instead of something I actually wanted to see because they've removed everything interesting due to the fact that they only care about gays.

  • Youtube recommended this Seth Meyers crap instead of something I actually wanted to see because they've removed everything interesting due to the fact that they only care about gays.

  • Youtube recommended this Seth Meyers crap instead of something I actually wanted to see because they've removed everything interesting due to the fact that they only care about gays.

  • …because the impeachment is a farce…where are the Articles of Impeachment which would grant the 'inquiry' legal subpoena powers? because its not empowered to do so, no one is obligated to attend the witch hunt. there is legal historical precedent which the Democrat controlled House is going 'above the law' try to make it look like an impeachment. its a farce. notice no penalties for not attending the hearing.

    and you believe the polls? the same pollsters that said Hillary was going to win the 2016 by 13 points? with a 90%+ chance of winning? those polls? you guys are putting things out of context. which is why you are becoming as fake as the news.

    stick to comedy and humor. political attacks make you look partisan. and as reliable as the fake news media.
    Here's the transcript.

  • …a partisan 'resolution' to continue with a farce, is not an Impeachment (no Articles of Impeachment). Its a witch hunt, authorized by the Democrat (partisan) majority. Look at the vote tally. Its NOT an Impeachment. Clearly, you're a joker/comedian, not a lawyer.

  • 'Delegitimatise' is a little dodgy, but 'foistered' or 'foisterd' is only a mild shift from 'foisted', which is a pretty regular verb used correctly in that context. Mocking him for using a word you yourself don't know is getting pretty low…

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