Seth Meyers Jabs at Sean Spicer: ‘How Did You Not Have Time to Google Frederick Douglass?’
Much was made of President Donald Trump‘s rather bizarre Black History Month statement that he more or less read off of a piece of paper earlier this week, which in part recognized the historical contributions of Frederick Douglass.
Trump surmised the legacy of the great abolitionist by saying:
“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”
But as Late Night‘s Seth Meyers pointed out Thursday, it didn’t help matters much when press secretary Sean Spicer stood up in front of the press and basically further added to the confusion, as times sounding like a school kid who didn’t study the class material. “He wants to highlight the contributions that he has made,” offered Spicer, “and I think through a lot of the actions and statements that he’s gonna make the contributions of Frederick Douglass will become more and more.”
Meyers skewered Spicer immediately, saying, “Who among us wouldn’t panic if asked to recite stuff you learned in high school, but how did you not have time between the President’s remarks and your press briefing to Google Frederick Douglass?”
“And not his full biography,” Meyers said, “just simple stuff. Like ‘Is Frederick Douglass alive?'”
Watch Meyers’ newest installment of “A Closer Look” above via NBC.
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