“The president is just profoundly incapable of thinking about anyone other than himself,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers during Monday’s episode.
U.S. president Donald Trump has been bullheadedly charging forth with his plan to reopen the country, clinging to his idea the coronavirus will magically die off — despite actual people dying by the thousands right now.
“Your strategy for dealing with coronavirus is ‘Eventually everything dies’?” asked Meyers.
Meanwhile, two White House staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting management to encourage remote working. It seems that, if it’s not good enough for Trump, it’s still good enough for everyone else.
“Think about that. The president is telling people to get back into the work force while his own White House tells employees to stay home,” said Meyers. “One day he’s going to call a press conference to reassure us that murder hornets are fake news while a dozen of them carry him back to their nest.”
Trump also appeared on Fox News to deliver possibly the worst Mother’s Day message a U.S. president has ever delivered. F-35 fighter jets were mentioned more times than mothers were — which wasn’t really a feat considering Trump’s Mother’s Day message referenced moms exactly zero times.
“Wow. Pretty sure even an F-35 pilot can write his mom a card without mentioning the F-35,” said Meyers.