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The ‘Late Night’ host railed against the president and Fox News for trying to ‘both sides’ the blame for a string of attacks committed by those on the far right.

 

Marlowe Stern 

10.29.18 10:12 PM ET

 

“In moments of crisis like this, it is clear that not only is Trump incapable of providing the moral leadership that’s expected of a president, he’s just incapable of being human,” offered Seth Meyers, before throwing to footage of Trump not knowing how to close his umbrella. “I mean, look at him—the guy doesn’t even know how to close an umbrella. And then when he can’t close it, he just leaves it there. Trump’s the kind of rich asshole who, when his car runs out of gas, just leaves it on the side of the road.”

The Late Night host dedicated his “A Closer Look” segment Monday night to the wildly insensitive reactions from President Trump and his Fox News cheerleaders in the wake of the worst act of violence committed against Jews in U.S. history—the massacre at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a far-right gunman slaughtered eleven worshippers—and the arrest of a deranged Trump supporter who allegedly mailed pipe bombs to virtually the entire Democratic Party leadership, including the Obamas, the Clintons, and Joe Biden, as well as Trump critics CNN, George Soros and Robert De Niro.

As Meyers argued, “Trump is so incapable of mustering even the basic level of empathy that after the horrific anti-Semitic attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, he decided to keep all of his political events.” What’s worse, at one event, he joked that he almost canceled his stand-up set not in observance of the deceased, but because he was having “a bad hair day.”

The comedian then railed against Trump’s ridiculously unpresidential tweet in the wake of the mail-bombing assassination aVerified account

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“That’s because it’s their job to cover you. Your job is to be president. They’re two different jobs!” Meyers exclaimed. “You’re like a guy who goes in for a check-up and says, ‘Funny how the doctor can check my prostate, but if I try to check his I get arrested!’”

Of course, those who never disagree with anything the president does—that would be those on Fox News (save Shep Smith), and those in the administration—sought to blame “both sides” for the violent acts committed by far-right lunatics (see: Charlottesville).

“Frankly, people on both sides of the aisle use strong languages about our political differences,” claimed Vice President Mike Pence. “People are dug in on both sides,” offered Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy.

“It’s not both sides! Only one side is repeating deranged conspiracy theories accusing Democrats of orchestrating an immigrant invasion, calling the press ‘the enemy of the people,’ and encouraging violence. Trump literally re-enacted a body-slam against a reporter at one of his rallies,” said an exasperated Meyers.

“There’s no use in waiting for moral leadership from a president who is so obviously unwilling to provide it,” he concluded. “The only option is to vote for people who will. And maybe while we’re at it, we could elect some people that know how to use an umbrella.”

·         Marlow Stern

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Published: Oct 29, 2018 6:56 p.m. ET
‘We’re America, we can handle it,’ anchor says, noting upcoming midterm elections
By Mike Murphy Editor

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Monday repudiated claims by President Donald Trump and his own network of the risks posed by a so-called “caravan” of migrants making its way toward the U.S. border.
“There is no invasion. No one’s coming to get you. There’s nothing at all to worry about.”
“Tomorrow the migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are more than two months away, if any of them actually come here,” Smith said on the air Monday. “But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about.”
Trump on Monday tweeted to the Central American migrants to “go back,” adding “This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!”
Critics have blasted Trump for stoking anti-immigrant rhetoric and drumming up fear ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, and that message had been amplified by Fox News commentators, who on multiple occasions have portrayed the caravan as an immediate threat to the U.S.
In fact, the migrants are still about 1,000 miles from the U.S. border, and they are largely fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries and seeking asylum in the U.S.
On Monday, the U.S. military said it was sending about 5,000 troops to the border.
Smith accused Trump and other politicians of using the caravan to “gin up fear” in a cynical pre-election ploy. He noted that similar rhetoric about another migrant caravan dissipated earlier this year.
“When they did this to us, got us all riled up in April, remember?” Smith said. “The result was 14 arrests. We’re America, we can handle it. But like I said, a week to the election.”
Also see: Opinion: President Trump wants you and all Americans to be very, very afraid
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