Trump Is Having an Impeachment Meltdown: A Closer Look

-President Trump wanted to dig
a trench on the Southern border and fill it with alligators
and snakes, and then, he lost his mind in a series of press conferences
about impeachment. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ I don’t think it would surprise
you if I said that some very weird stuff
has been going on the past few weeks. I mean, weird stuff’s been going on for four years, ever since a famously stupid
game show host came down the escalator
and forced his way into our hearts like
a stubborn piece of bacon fat. But the last two weeks
in particular have felt like that scene from “Ghostbusters”
where the EPA guy opens up the containment system
and ghosts just start pouring out into the city. In fact, I’m pretty sure
I saw the zombie cab driver on TV defending the president
the other day. [ Laughter and applause ] Even putting aside… even putting aside all
the recent revelations about Trump colluding
with foreign governments, we keep learning new details
about just how corrupt, lawless, and out of his mind
he is. For example, a new book reports
that Trump wanted to inflict horrific violence on desperate
migrants seeking asylum, offered pardons to officials who broke the law
to build his border wall, and had some truly insane ideas
for how to fortify that wall. -“The New York Times”
is reporting new details about ideas President Trump has
for the Southern border. Privately, the president
had often talked about fortifying a border wall
with a water-filled trench stocked with snakes
or alligators, prompting aides to seek
a cost estimate. -That’s right. The president
of the United States wanted to dig
a water-filled trench and stock it with snakes
and alligators, you know, like some sort
of inbred medieval king. At night, he probably drinks
milkshakes from a goblet while Eric and Don Jr.
joust with golf clubs. [ Laughter ] I mean, seriously, think about
how insane this is. His aides actually had to go out and get a cost estimate
for this plan. How do you even do that? Walk over to the reptile section
at PetSmart with a map of the border
and be like, “I don’t know, uh…” [ Laughter and applause ] Snake’s like a foot long. The border’s 2,000 miles. Can I get a billion snakes? [ Laughter ] No, I don’t want you to worry that this snake-filled moat
thing is occupying too much of the president’s time because he has moved on
to other topics. For example, President Caligula
over here is also arguing that impeaching him would
cause a civil war, accusing Democrats of treason, claiming the Ukraine
whistle-blower spied on him, and calling impeachment, which is a procedure laid out by the framers in
the Constitution, a coup. -President Trump ramping up
his attacks on the impeachment inquiry
engulfing his presidency. Tweeting overnight, “As I learn
more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion
that what is taking place is not an impeachment.
It is a coup.” -All right, first of all,
the way you know that tweet is wrong
is because it starts with “As I learn more each day.” [ Laughter ] Trump forgets stuff every day. Today, he forgot there was
an “A” in “moat.” Second, it’s not a coup. It’s a process laid out
in the Constitution by the founding fathers. It’s not like if you
were removed from office, Democrats would take over and the military would
storm Trump tower and rename it the Hillary Hilton
or something. I mean, the worst thing
that would happen would be that Mike pence
would become president. And I assure you,
Democrats do not want a president Mike Pence either. For one thing, taxpayers would have to spend
millions every year replacing his batteries. [ Laughter ] Now, I know you’re all worried
about one thing. It’s the big question hanging
over all of this. And that is how is the president
handling all this emotionally? What’s his state of mind?
How’s he holding up? And the good news is
that judging from this very sane news conference he gave in the oval office
this afternoon with the president of Finland
sitting next to him, I’d say Trump seems to be
handling it all pretty well. -Adam Schiff, he’s a lowlife.
He should be forced to resign. The call was perfect. In fact, Lindsey Graham said, “I didn’t know you could be
so nice.” There’s needles and drugs all
over the street. He says, “Hey, hey,
tell Vlad I’ll talk to him after the election’s over.
I’ll talk to him.” She went crazy. She said “We can’t impeach him
of this conversation. That’s a great conversation.” President Trump started
screaming, ranting, and raving. Alligators and snakes. Skin-piercing spikes. I said, “Why are you asking
that stupid question?” Everything “The Washington Post”
does is fake. It’s a fake newspaper. I don’t even use fake anymore. I call the fake news now
corrupt news. What happened in 2016
is a disgrace to this country. -Well, that I agree with. I mean, some crazy guy… [ Cheers and applause ] Some crazy guy lost
the popular vote and fell ass-backwards into
the presidency, and now the news has to run
chirons with the words, and this is real, “Trump denies
wanting snakes, gators, spikes on border.”
[ Laughter ] I cannot express to you enough
just how deeply off the rails Trump’s performance was today.
I mean, just look at this. This is an actual photo taken of the president
of the United States during an official oval office
meeting this afternoon. Look at that.
He looks like a rabid groundhog who just popped out of his hole and predicted six more weeks
of word vomit. [ Laughter ] It looks like a Python
jutting out of the Amazon River. They should put him in a moat
on the Southern border. [ Laughter ] It’s not safe to cross! It’s not safe to cross. So let’s try taking these
one at a time. Trump slammed intelligence
committee chairman Adam Schiff. Trump has already called
for Schiff to be arrested for treason, and today,
he attacked Schiff for criticizing
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who was on the Ukraine call
himself and is now threatening
to obstruct the impeachment inquiry. -This guy was negative
on Mike Pompeo. He can’t — you know,
there’s an expression. He couldn’t carry
his blank strap. I won’t say it because they’ll
say it was so terrible to say. But that guy couldn’t carry
his blank strap. -Of all the insane stuff
you’ve said, why would you think
the word jockstrap would suddenly be over the line? This morning, you called
the impeachment inquiry bull[bleep] on Twitter. But jockstrap
is beyond the pale? Or maybe — maybe —
it’s probably possible, he just couldn’t remember
and he kept saying blank like he was a contestant
on “Password.” -The password is…jock. -That guy couldn’t carry
his blank strap. [ Laughter ] -Then, after that performance in the oval office, Trump moved locations
from one room to another where he held a press conference
with the president of Finland. And at one point, Trump
was asked about his repeated use of the word “treason”
to describe the whistle-blower and Democrats
who were investigating him. -Do you consider anyone
who opposes you treasonous? -No, no.
I consider when they lie. When they stand before
our great body in our great chamber
and they make up a story that’s fiction like Schiff did. He took that perfect
conversation I had with the Ukrainian President,
and he made it into a total lie. Believe it or not, I watch
my words very carefully. -I don’t believe it.
I don’t believe it at all. You ramble like a guy
who just got handed a speedball in the bathroom at studio 54. [ As Trump ] [ Inhales sharply ]
Whoo! Come on, baby! Let’s collude with
a foreign adversary and then dance our asses off
till sunrise, ha, ha, ha, ha! [ Laughter ] In fact, throughout today, Trump used the word “treason”
multiple times. And at one point,
he even said it as if he was quoting
someone else, a rhetorical tactic he used
not once, but twice. -Some people even say
it was treason. There are those that think
I’m a very stable genius. -Those people are you. You’re quoting yourself. I’d say he’s quoting
the voices in his head, but I’m pretty sure the only
things in his head are… -Alligators and snakes.
[ Laughter ] -Also, who would you be quoting? No one else has ever said the
words “stable genius” before. It’s like “beautiful wall.”
You’re the only one who says it. And then, when a reporter
tried to ask Trump a very simple question —
what was he trying to accomplish on the call with
the Ukrainian president if he wasn’t digging up dirt
on Joe Biden, Trump got very testy. -Ask a question please.
-Thank you, sir. -What about Mr. Biden? -What does he want about Biden? What did you want him
to look into on Biden? -Look, Biden and his son
are stone-cold crooked. And you know it. His son walks out with millions
of dollars. The kid knows nothing. You know it, and so do we.
Go ahead, ask a question. -The question, sir, was what did
you want President Zelensky to do about Vice President Biden
and his son Hunter? -Are you talking to me?
-Yeah. It was just a follow-up
of what I just asked you, sir. -Listen, listen. Are you ready? We have the president
of Finland. Ask him a question.
-I have one for him. I just wanted to follow up
on the one that I asked you. -Did you hear me?
-What did you want? -Did you hear me?
-Yes. -Ask him a question.
-I will. But — -I’ve given you a long answer.
Ask this gentleman a question. Don’t be rude. -Don’t drag him into this!
[ Laughter ] [ As Trump ] You should talk
to the president of Finland. He told me he wants to tell you
how innocent I am. In fact, he was on the call too.
It was all his idea.” [ Normal voice ] He sounds like
a dad scolding his children to say hello to a houseguest. [ As Trump ] Don’t be rude.
Say hello to Uncle Rudy. And this time,
don’t kick him in the balls. [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ] All of this of
course just adds to the portrait we already have of a lawless,
delusional president who thinks he can do whatever he
wants without consequences. Over the last two weeks,
for example, we found out that Trump
orchestrated a vast scheme in which he subverted
American foreign policy almost entirely to serve his
own personal political goals. He dangled a quid pro quo
to get the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. He told the Russians
in the oval office he didn’t care that they
interfered in the 2016 election. And he asked the Prime Minister
of Australia to help him prove his insane conspiracy theories about the origins
of the Russia investigation. At this point, Trump is just
cold-calling countries asking them if they want to
collude. [ As Trump ] Hello, Ecuador? Do you have any dirt
on Joe Biden? [ Laughter ] No, you [muttering] Do you have Bolivia’s number? [ Laughter ] Now, if you’re wondering
why Trump was asking the Prime Minister of Australia
of all countries to help him dig up dirt
on the Mueller probe, the short version
is Australia found out Russia was trying to interfere
in U.S. elections and they tried to do
the right thing by reporting it to the FBI. And as we know, doing the right
thing is not Trump’s style. -“The New York Times” reports
that Trump pushed the Australian
Prime Minister during another recent phone call
to help his Attorney General, Bill Barr, gather information
on the origins of the Mueller investigation
into him. Trump was, in effect, asking the Australian government
to investigate itself. FBI counterintelligence
investigators began examining any Trump ties to Russia’s
2016 election interference after Australian officials
told the bureau that Russian intermediaries had made overtures
to Trump advisers about releasing
politically damaging information about Hillary Clinton. -That’s right. Trump asked
the Australian Prime Minister to investigate his own
government for correctly reporting Russian
election meddling to the FBI. Or at least, whoever he thought
was the prime minister. [ Laughter ] [ As Trump ] Mr. Dundee,
thank you for meeting with me. Can I call you Crocodile? On that point, do you know
any other crocodiles who’d be willing to work
on the Southern border? [ Cheers and applause ] We have a beautiful moot. Beautiful moot for them
to swim in. [ Normal voice ] Now apparently,
Trump’s overtures to all these countries are part
of an elaborate plot fueled by wild conspiracy
theories to do two things — manufacture a false smear
against Joe Biden and somehow prove that
the Russia investigation was a deep state hoax
created by the Democrats. And he used the levers
of government and U.S. diplomacy to do it. For example, he involved the Attorney General
William Barr by repeatedly invoking
his name on the call with the president of Ukraine. And then last week,
he mysteriously sent Barr on a trip to Italy
amid the Ukraine firestorm with no explanation. ABC reported that
Attorney General Barr has been on official travel
in Italy for the past few days. It’s unclear why the trip
was only just revealed. Sorry, but since when
do government officials just get to go off to Italy
for secret unannounced trips without telling anyone? Normal people
don’t get to do that. You never walked into your job
at Chipotle and been like, “Where’s Brad?” “Oh, he decided to go
to Venice last night.” “Don’t worry,
it’s a business trip. He’s wrapping burritos
on a gondola.” [ Laughter ] And then, yesterday,
we found out what that trip was all about. Trump also asked Italy
to help him dig up dirt on the Mueller investigation, and he sent Barr to Italy
as part of that mission. -Attorney General William Barr
traveled overseas to personally investigate the origins
of the Russia investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign. NBC News confirms Barr met with senior Italian intelligence
officials last week in Italy, and the president followed
through on a request from Barr to call Australia’s Prime
Minister on his behalf. The investigation into
the origins of the Russia probe follows repeated
and unproven claims by the Trump administration
that President Trump was the target of a witch hunt. -Trump sent his Attorney General
to Italy to try to prove his insane conspiracy theory
that the Russia investigation was a deep state witch hunt
concocted by the Democrats. Trump watches so much TV now
he’s just getting his ideas from “The Da Vinci Code.” [ As Trump ] Go to the Vatican,
sneak into the basilica, and open the tomb
of Rudy Giuliani. [ Laughter ] And then shake him awake. Urgh! [ Normal voice ]
What’s happening is simple — An unhinged President
disconnected from reality is using his power to pursue
insane conspiracy theories and dig up dirt on his
opponents, and he and his aides
are obstructing an official impeachment inquiry. Proving once again that his
administration is full of… -Alligators and snakes. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

100 Replies to “Trump Is Having an Impeachment Meltdown: A Closer Look”

  1. Hey Seth Meyers, you're a moron if you believe this Ukrainian Impeachment nonsense is actually going to work. This scandal has been falling apart since Trump shared the whole conversation with the world. You're an idiot for believing these leftist morons and I can't believe you're still on tv. You're not even funny. You're just a hack.

  2. Right… so, just so I have everything clear in my mind about this situation – feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
    Trump claims to be trying to stop Biden corruption in Ukraine – because having the son in charge of a company in a job he knows apparently nothing about while earning six-figure salaries is, in his mind, corrupt?

    Hey 45, remind us all what DJTJ, Eric, Ivanka and son-in-law Jared are doing job-wise right now…
    And while you are at it – please post their respective resumes of how many of your companies they have all been in charge of at various times.

    Yeah. Thought so…

  3. Seth, you and your pals in hollywood who hated Trump and ignore all the good he's doing, will be remembered as those who fought to the last to save their corrupt empire from being cleaned up. You're rather like the old leper in the Braveheart movie who sold out the movement in order to save his own corrupt skin. Disgusting. Empty of merit. Fortunately, unlike Braveheart, Trump isn't going down, your coup leaders are.

  4. SHUT UP ALL YOU LIARS! SNAKES,RATS, UNCLEAN FILTH OF THE EARTH! Your end is here and there will be no rejoicing. Down into the hell for all eternity! WICKEDNESS HAS NO FUTURE!

  5. Just because you call something what you want doesn't make it true, you moron! Why Americans aren't taking to the streets pushing you out of office is beyond me.

  6. Douchebag lefties. Not one fact to back up anything. Like a bunch of clueless little kids you have to resort to names, accusations… That’s all you got. Read a book. Do some research and make up your own minds. You guys are following the heard off the cliff. Keep running. No doubt Trump 2020, Trump Jr. 2024, Jim Jordan 2032…

  7. Do you dumbasses realize how fucking dumb you sound with the trash you talk about Trump when the Democrats are guilty of far worse. Unemployment at an all time low. Look at numbers and facts u fucktards. I didn' t even vote for Trump but he's done more for this country in 3 years than Obama did in 8. Fucking Morons

  8. Your jokes are just tactics used to deflect and discredit. I hope that like me many honest Americans have been boycotting you and your networks. The only way to reach these people is thru their wallet and their Nielson ratings.

  9. You know what we did in the old days to sick dogs

    1.a sick dog.

    2.out the back.


    trump hurting the rep party


  10. I feel like Trump forgets that his is actually not the government, he's only an employee of the government and can in fact be fired.

  11. Trumph wasn't a good President ad we all think he was. He's our East enermie. He's our East night Neark. He make us suful alot. He wan ts to everything away from us!! He wanted a wall, and he got his wish, an d That's very very bad. These Immergits have the right to be in the United State of America. Trumph don't know how to be a President, and he wants us to suful he won't get my vote. A second time with Trumph?? It would be worst . We all would soulful if he was President the second time. Won't be looking good. Not at all. Keep this in mind. No Trumph for President. Not again. DONNA HARRIS.

  12. He is what a laugh. The Fifth Column would like that bit the truth is that President Trump is doing something the LEFT has never had to deal with. He is Standing up to you. And in true American Style telling you all to Go f#%$ your selves. He will not submit to this Unconstitutional investigation that is being held Behind closed Doors In Secrete. With one Political Side not allowing the Other the same rights. Even though in America we have had few Impeachments not one bit was ever done in this Partisan in Secrete way. I remember a time when even Jerry Nadler knew how Solemn Impeachment was. here is a part of what he said

    Transcript: Opening statement of Rep. Nadler
    House Judiciary Committee hearing, December 10, 1998
    The effect of impeachment is to overturn the popular will of the voters as expressed in a national election. We must not overturn an election and remove a president from office except to defend our very system of government or our constitutional liberties against a dire threat. And we must not do so without an overwhelming consensus of the American people and of their representatives in congress of the absolute necessity.
    There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment substantially supported by one of our major political parties and largely opposed by the other. Such an impeachment would lack legitimacy, would produce divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come. And will call into question the very legitimacy of our political institutions.

    And yet that is just what is happening in DC with the DNC NOW. So we have a Double Stranded. Equal Justice for Dems and one Sided Injustice for Republicans. And you think that America is going to fall for this SCAM. Just admit you lose in 2016 and move on. You are going to lose again in 2020 so sooner or later you will have to get well. never fotget that on election Night all the polls had the Clinton's 10 to 50 Points ahead for their 3rd term grab.

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  14. I juts lobe it and feel a deep Pride when President Trump slaps the Fifth Column around ;like that and you think Warren can go 10 Rounds of Barefisted Debate with President Trump? He will take her out in the first debate and not look back

  15. Man—- I would LOVE to see these lib, late-nite hosts thrown off the air—-I would LOVE it!! Better yet, arrested for Treason.

  16. Ha you have only had one really stupid leader. Britain has had three in a row! Four stupid prime ministers since seventy nine. Thatcher, Cameron, May and now Johnson.

  17. you people are going to get your ass handed to you in a wienner frank,and than who going to be crying,in stead of blowing your cowfarts on the land

  18. He's not even getting impeached so what is this guy talking about? Can't impeach an innocent man. Hey Democrats,, the more times you lie does NOT make it true you idiots lol Democrats have done NOTHING the past few yrs. What do they offer? Ask a Democrat why are you running for office "to beat Donald Trump",, well ok but what are you gonna do for the American people? "We're going to beat Donald Trump" wtf kind of answer is that? Lol lol

  19. meyer is as giddy as a school girl over the democrats wanting to impeach our President who watches this boring dribble? catatonics?

  20. Honestly I wouldn't blame him for losing his mind. All the dems try to do is find a reason to impeach him spending millions of taxpayer money on non sense. Dems have completely lost their minds since the last election. Can't wait to see what happens when trump wins again


  22. Fighting mad to get into the circle of popularity, this guys not geared that way, absolute obliviousness

  23. Does the "impeachment" mean that the russia investigation is now over or are we multi tasking?Wouldn't just taking our frustration out on Hillary for losing make it easier to wipe our tears away?

  24. lol, no he isn't… You delusional, America hating, commie liberals are an utter disgrace and an embarrassment to America. Trump 2020.

  25. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

  26. Come on Seth! You know the story about building a water trench with alligators and snakes is fake. Why are you perpetuating a fake story? Maybe to make him look bad?

  27. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

  28. The game is over, IDIOTS! Solomon: Investigation into Hunter Biden's Ukraine company began prior to Trump's call | @t

  29. There's 10 times that amount of people that think Trump shouldn't be impeached that he is a great president and has turn this country around. These liberal crooked bastards in our government need to be hung

  30. Even the assholes at Saturday night live or obviously pretty stupid of course they are Hollywood dumbasses call anybody or anything as fake as the people that live in Hollywood their whole lives are nothing but fake truck 2020

  31. I don’t think Seth will be able to handle the moment trump gets out of office. He’ll probably just die of exhaustion from the relief knowing that it’s all over.

  32. These are the people laughed and said he would never be nominated, or elected. All you demean run on is hatred of Trump.

  33. It's truly said that you guys have sunk so.low, entertainment substituting for news. The obvious editing of comments is just stupid. Lost the popular vote? We don't have direct democracy, and for good reason. The electoral college was created by men wiser that you guys.

  34. Ukraine Scandal and Impeachment details….
    Here are some details that should be known that should really affect the impeachment inquiry.

  35. How much can one ramble on and make no fkn sense b4 we kick this dick to the curb!?!?!?!
    And jock strap is a bigger afront than motherfuckers????

  36. Honestly, why Trump even bothers to break the law to find out the truth? He makes false claims and supports makes up conspiracy theories left and right.


  38. From Hong Kong! If Chinese people couldn't Impeached Howard Stern. American people are never going to be able Impeached Donald Trump neither. They both are the same Species. God Bless America.

  39. Why would we take political advise from a "comedian" who cant even tell a joke?You and your liberal media is why we will be back here in the comment section come the next election and it will still be TRUMP all the way.As a Muslim,legal migrant who came here the LEAGLE WAY,i will be voting for TRUMP 100% and if i could id vote him in the THIRD TERM too.One of the GREATEST PRESIDENTS in US HISTORY

  40. You must be a nut case, Trump has damm good lawyers one of them in case u haven't noticed is Trey Gowdy.
    Tump 2020

  41. I think you (we) should clone 6.2 million Trumps… Stand them (arms length apart) along the US/Mexican border from Tijuana to Corpus Christi …. every third trump a 3rd class clone copy.

  42. I would like to see a trench or moat dug around him and his administration filled with alligators and poisonous snakes.

  43. A trench filled with Alligators ? Is there a video with him saying that? Steve Colbert sais the idea came from him, was taken over by Obama and then plagerized seriously by Trump.

  44. I used to think you were original and entertaining. It appears you have just become a liberal stooge. Idiot rhetoric does not become you. I quit watching. Go screw yourself.

  45. More lies from another MSM useful idiot who has sold his soul for money and title. Watch this is you doubt me:

  46. Do you really believe all the BS that is on MSNBC and CNN… With all the lies coming out of the Democrat party and liberals…do you really believe the president was going to have alligators and snakes on the border wall that is all made up just like the impeachment inquiry. You people need to get a life do you even know there has been trade deals done on behalf of the United States of America you go ahead and believe everything on CNN which nobody does watch and the reporters on MSNBC but know nothing about reporting or investigating the facts. You people believe everything a Democrat mouth lie after lie fake after fake. All I say is let's make America great can't wait for 2020 laugh all you want with all the adjust fake fake fake lie lie lie we'll see who's laughing after 2020 go Trump

  47. another "want to be" comedian using politics for his ratings BUT has NO REAL point. he's just as boring and dry with his ELEVATOR comments as stephen Colbert. If your into that kind of thing, these IDIOTS don't have a clue as to what's really going on with their own country but have time to MOCK !

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