Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited with Seth Meyers Thursday night, and inevitably, Seth asked Hillary about Donald Trump. While the candidate was sincere when she said she can still laugh at remarks Trump makes about her personally, Seth agreed, when she said of Trump; “I don’t think he’s funny anymore.” Clinton was of course referring to Trump’s incendiary remarks about banning Muslims from the country. Clinton stressed that Trump had gone way over the line, saying the remarks were not only shameful and wrong, but they were dangerous.
Clinton elaborated on the consequences of Trump’s tirade and earnestly called upon Republicans to help rein Trump in.
“This latest demand that we don’t let Muslims into our country plays right into the hands of the terrorists, and I don’t say that lightly. He is giving them a great propaganda tool, a way to recruit more folks from Europe and the United States, and because it’s kind of crossed that line, I think everybody and especially Republicans need to stand up and say ‘enough, you’ve gone too far, that’s not who we are, that’s not the kind of country that we believe we are, and we’re just not going to tolerate it!”
We’ll keep you posted on any move from Republican headquarters to stifle Trump’s outrageous blather, and his subsequent move to Independent status. Republicans, you’ve been called out! Hillary must be unbeatable at ‘Truth or Dare.’
Seth Meyers takes the week in terror, from the GOP reaction to President Obama’s address to media frenzy in the aftermath of the San Bernadino shootings, and wraps it up with a wry observation and a joke or two for the deserving.
Among the deserving is the media who stormed into the San Bernadino shooter’s apartment, like shoppers at Walmart on Black Friday, jostling, pushing and searching for meaning in everyday objects like a ‘Dream Baby’ Doll – which one reporter may have smuggled out in his pants.
More deserving are Jeb Bush and others who excoriated the President for omitting the words “Muslim Terrorists” from his address. President Obama used the following words; extremists, terrorists, and Muslims in every other possible combination – and often. As Seth observes, he didn’t say them in the precise order, as if casting a spell…So maybe it doesn’t ‘count.’
According to Republican candidates Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee, the focus should be on unregulated bombs and pencils that can be wielded with deadly intent, not guns! That’s right, and crazy talk like that may win you fans among the gun-toting crowd, but the rest of us don’t want to face a cooling off period before purchasing a 2H pencil.
On Last Week with John Oliver, John puts the terrorists who committed the recent atrocity in France on notice – France will endure!
While we have observed moments of silence for those who lost their lives but sometimes it’s very good to be on HBO, and John fully uses that vehicle to express himself. If you watch this video (with the sound lowered) you will learn: Exactly who committed the cowardly act. You will also hear some suggestions for dealing with the person or group of people responsible for the heinous crime.
Finally, John explains why France – rich in culture, literature, philosophy and the arts – (including the culinary) will triumph.
Speaking (in part) of the towering Croquembouche – a worthy symbol of the resistance, John declares; “You just brought a philosophy of rigorous self-abnegation to a pastry fight my friend.”