. Seth Meyers interviews Donald Trump’s incoming White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, in an entertaining and high-octane exchange. Naturally, Trump’s relationship to the intelligence community is a hot topic, they also discuss the press and Trump’s frequent use of Twitter. Meyers deserves praise for conducting one of the more challenging and in-depth interviews of Conway, while maintaining a friendly tone and inserting humor where possible. Meyers challenges Conway when her information is incorrect, and is tenacious in staying on topic when Conway resorts to slithering around an issue. ‘Now You Know’ – the hacking was probably done by a group of Hillary supporters.
Conway is always fierce – if not accurate in defense of Trump, insisting that the press ‘ridicules the President’ – presumably by quoting him. Conway’s boss is such a brilliant, sweetheart that she’s insistent that we pay attention to what his ‘heart says, not his mouth.’ Seth points out, ‘the only way we can hear his heart – is through his mouth.’
I can’t bear to look, but Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President-elect Donald Trump’s first week, as he deals with promises he unwisely made during the campaign, and makes personnel appointments. One highly controversial appointee is the ‘pride of White Nationalists,’ Breitbart’s own – Steve Bannon! Who needs experience in your cabinet, when you have someone inexperienced, who caused even Glenn Beck and Bernie Sanders to agree: “He’s a terrifying man!”
Trump seems to be backing off of some of his most popular campaign promises. the ‘Wall’ has now become ‘the fence’ and because Mexico was never going to pay…Maybe they’ll crowd-fund the thing? Leave it to Newt Gingrich to phrase the change of plans beautifully: “It was a great campaign device.”
On the lighter side – kids say the darnedest things. Ivanka made presidential history by turning her father’s first interview after the election, on ’60 Minutes’ – into a sales pitch for her jewelry line, featuring her $11,000 bracelet! That’s why the people love ’em. Those Trumps are just like everyday folks!
We’ve heard about the election from pundits, surrogates, experts and anchors – until our eyes cross and our ears bleed. It occurred to Jimmy Kimmel that the only people we haven’t heard from are the kids. I can guarantee that you’ll truly laugh out loud, smile, and feel better about the world after you watch this group of impressively informed kids “tell it like it is.”Mind, ‘little pitchers have big ears’ doesn’t apply here. These future voters can’t help but hear the &@$^%*!!!! words Donald Trump emits…And why shouldn’t they? Asked to imitate Trump, a boy uses Trump’s “I can stand in the middle of Broadway and shoot somebody”speech. Gosh, shades of Abe Lincoln all over again.
The parents of these kids are doing something right. The children don’t like people who are rude, and it looks like they can spot a blow-hard. Even a cute little girl who answers that she likes Trump, demurs when asked if she’d like him for a babysitter, admitting she doesn’t quite trust him. The little ones are wise. Melania has been around for ten whole years!
A very little girl in a purple dress mirrors they way many of us feel right now. Her face crumples in on itself in answer to the question, and she gives way to maddened tears! She’s adorable though – and she’ll be okay. Maybe we will be okay too?
Okay, I was feeling wildly optimistic. I said it was a feel-good video!