Late Night host Seth Meyers absolutely eviscerated Trump’s press conference regarding his declaration of a national emergency to construct his perimeter wall.
Tackling Trump’s speech delivered at the White House on Friday, Meyers noticed it was “less of a declaration and more of a sing-song ramble.” He’s not wrong, as you can see in the clip.
“He sounds like a five-year-old telling you what he saw at the zoo, ” Meyers said.
Meyers pointed out that in order to build a lawsuit against lawsuits challenging the declaration, the president in his speech should have insisted that he had to do this. Instead, Trump said he “could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.”
“You didn’t need to do this then it’s not an emergency! ” Meyers added. “That’s the exact opposite of emergency cases, that’s a option. That’s like saying I’m having emergency surgery to get butt implants.”
Meyers also pointed out that merely one day after the announcement, the president took a trip-up to Florida for a weekend of golfing, where a photo of Trump was taken standing at his private Palm Beach club’s omelette bar.
“There’s no clearer sign that this is not a real emergency than the facts of the case that he is at an omelette bar, ” Meyers said. “In a real emergency , no one goes to the omelette bar.”