Friday, September 11, 2020

Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah take closer looks at the reactions to Trump downplaying the pandemic to Bob Woodward

Two days ago, I posted Seth Meyers returns to the studio to take a closer look at Trump's reaction to reports he insulted fallen soldiers. I thought that was a big scandal, but, of course, it's Trump, so there's always another one. That very night, Seth opened his show with Trump Admits He Downplayed the Coronavirus.

Seth Meyers' monologue from Wednesday, September 9.

He returned last night with Trump and the GOP Rocked by Bombshell Woodward Tapes: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump confessing on tape that he knew about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and lied to the American people.
Trump lying may be on brand, but lying to keep people from panicking isn't, as Seth points out. Then again, maybe it is. As I wrote in a comment to IT'S ALL CULTURE WAR FROM NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER on No More Mister Nice Blog: "It used to be that Ayn Rand was the influential 'intellectual' on the Right that the U.S. Left loved to hate. As more and more of us understand Norman Vincent Peale's role in shaping Trump's thinking, he might replace her. I'm not surprised; 'The Power of Positive Thinking' is killing us!"

Seth's zingers remind me why he and his writers have been nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series at the Emmy Awards. So have the writers for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, who also took their own look at the scandal in Trump and Fox News Double Down On COVID Coverup Defense | The Daily Social Distancing Show.

President Trump claims his lies to the public around coronavirus were about being a "cheerleader" for the United States, while his friends find someone else to blame.
Trevor's point that it was the stock market that Trump was trying to reassure is one that Seth missed. It makes sense. Also, Noah's references to "Cheer" was not only a good joke, but it's also true; Trump is not a team player. May the better writing team win, even if it's John Oliver's, who have won the award four years in a row. I can hardly wait until Sunday to hear what he has to say about all this. Stay tuned.

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