Must-See Late Night Clip: Meyers Takes ‘A Closer Look’ at Proposed Muslim Ban
On Tuesday night, Late Show host Seth Meyers took some shots at the ongoing controversy surrounding Donald Trump‘s call to ban members of the Muslim community from entering the United States. Meyers’ desk segment ‘A Closer Look’ examined several of Trump’s recent media appearances he has made since his comments Monday night, including an exchange with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
While likening this week’s comments to the actions of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt subjecting Japanese-Americans to internment camps, Trump said, “[FDR’s] one of the most highly respected Presidents — I mean respected by most people. They named highways after him!”
Meyers comedically interjected, “That’s true. That’s true, they did name a highway after FDR. But it’s the FDR Drive, and that’s not really a reward. It’s more of a punishment when you consider every time someone drives on it, they think, ‘The FDR is the f*cking worst,'” referring to Manhattan’s traffic-clogged roadway.
Meyers argued that because the internment movements of the mid-twentieth century are deemed among the worst atrocities in our nation’s history, recognizing FDR for the camps is akin to remembering Peyton Manning solely for his Papa John’s Pizza commercials.
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