As the controversy sparked by Peter Schweizer’s new book, Clinton Cash continues to build this week, Seth Meyers decided he would break down the story for his Late Night audience on Thursday night’s show.
“When a new anti-Clinton book comes out, certain people get very excited,” Meyers said. “To put it in Game of Thrones terms, Republicans are treating this book like ‘summer is coming.'”
Noting that Schweizer worked in the George W. Bush administration, was an adviser to Sarah Palin and previously wrote a book with the actual title, Makers and Takers: Why conservatives work harder, feel happier, have closer families, take fewer drugs, give more generously, value honesty more, are less materialistic and envious, whine less… and even hug their children more than liberals, Meyers said, “clearly it’s hard to tell if he has any bias.”
In general, the host appeared to more or less dismiss the “loose connections” between donations to the Clinton Foundation and decisions made by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. “It’s certainly fair to raise questions about the donations to Clinton Foundation, but it’s also fair to be suspicious of the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year,” Meyers said, unexpectedly echoing Bill O’Reilly.
But given that only three types of books sell anymore, “books about wizards, books about bondage and books about the Clintons,” Meyers said he couldn’t exactly blame the authors.
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