Seth Meyers: Trump Is “Clinically Insane” [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports:

Seth Meyers did not go lightly on President Trump after the commander-in-chief gave a startling press conference at Trump Tower in New York Tuesday, again asserting that violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, should be blamed on “both sides”—alt-right white supremacists and counter-protesters.

In a breaking news segment dubbed “Breaking Crazy” on Tuesday’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the comedian fired his own shots at the president. “President Trump gave a press conference this afternoon that can only be described as clinically insane,” Meyers said. “You know that list of side effects at the end of a pharmaceutical ad? He apparently has all of them.”

  • Boy Elvis

    There are days when I wish America had a face so I could fucking slap it.

    We told them this was coming, didn’t we, people? They were told and they didn’t listen, and here we are.

  • Reality.Bites

    Out of curiosity yesterday, after reading how the talk shows handled the weekend events on Monday night, I looked up how Johnny Carson handled the Vietnam war and Watergate.

    Carson was, for virtually all his career, the only game in town or the the only one that counted. He came out against Vietnam, but in a serious print interview. While it’s not clear he made a similar statement on Nixon, but articles indicate his monologues helped sway public opinion against Nixon.

    It’s a different landscape today and Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel and the others put together don’t have Carson’s audience share.

    But most of them have been doing a job that the news divisions have abdicated.

    • RoverSerton

      To be fair to the news divisions. Trump has been screaming “fake news” so long… the big lie, if you tell it often enough, you start believing it. The news tells the story but the comedians get listened to.

    • Joe in PA

      Interesting, thanks for posting. There will be a new Ken Burns doc this fall (a whopping 18 hours naturally) covering the Vietnam war.

      • pj

        yeah. now ill find out what was going on while i was trying to stay alive.

        • Joe in PA

          Yikes, you were there? I’m a Vietnam “era” vet but I didn’t go to nam.

          I think this production from Ken will be particularly interesting because he won’t be relying as much on “historians” because he’ll have actual real, live people to confer with. And probably some historians to provide context. I’m looking forward to it.

          And thank you for your service. [Something we sure didn’t hear back then.]

          • pj

            well to clear your impression the number i got in the lottery for my birthday was 13. i was in college and that was the worst outcome i was aware of. i applied for a CO because i objected to the war on a moral basis. i could have gotten out of it ….painting my toenails, wearing womens underwear, “acting gay” all usually did the trick. i served in a hospital and other charities for three years until i was pardoned by jerry ford. i didnt go to viet nam. this series will tell the story of that time i hope and the hell all young men went through at that time. except for chump and bush who lied to get out of service.

          • Joe in PA

            Thanks for the clarification. My draft number was 60 something. I joined the Navy. I thought if you were in college you could get a deferment?

            But good for you for following through with your beliefs.

          • pj

            ive never been sorry.

    • Hunter M

      There wasn’t a Fox propaganda station that some people depended on has their only source of news either.

  • i don’t think he’s insane. i think he’s suffering from dementia, which may be the result of syphilis or some other affliction he was exposed to, at some point in his copiously greedy life. while it may make for a good soundbite, diagnosis by TV is not what is needed. congress needs to send a professional physician for a 25th amd mandated health review. iirc this is something they could do, if they were serious about addressing the fact that an incompetent and treasonous man was holding highest office. the fact that they aren’t says a lot more about them than him.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I’m sure it’s all that and more. I’ve hit the point where the why isn’t as important as the “what the fuck’s to be done”?

    • The_Wretched

      Jamie Raskin (D) Maryland is trying to get a bill to have a psych eval done but it’s not clear if he’s standing alone.

    • Uncle Mark

      We’re seeing the real Trump. Some dementia may be making him more blatant about his racism, but what we are seeing mostly is a spoiled, privileged man, who is not accustomed to criticism or rebuke…who has for most of his life surrounded himself with sycophants and employees, who quietly clean up his many messes. He has always been a arrogant, self-promoting, self-centered, horrible human being. He and his father have always been racists…back to when they denied housing to Blacks. People in NYC have known what a horrible con artist & wretched person he was for DECADES, and tried to warn the rest of the country.

      Monday was among the first times (since he f’d up the firing of Comey narrative) that “his lessers” instructed him to express sentiments that are contrary to one of the few things that he truly believes. You could see how he read his prepared statement through almost gritted teeth, and like the spoiled child he is, lashed out at reporters, when asked questions…as if it was their fault that he had to denounce his personal views of racial superiority, as well as denouncing his “loyal friends.”

      It might have been some dementia that caused him to lash out Tuesday, or it could have been all the alt-right news that he follows, but ultimately he revealed who he has always been. He doesn’t care that his “loyal friends” killed a young lady. He doesn’t care about this nation or most of its people. He thinks he’s the CEO of this country. Fuck those “employees” that don’t agree with his policies. Except he’s not a CEO this time, nor is he on the Apprentice and they’ll edit the tape to make it look like he made a rational decision.

      Call it insanity due to a lifetime of spoiled privilege, but this time, there is no one…not the Russians, not the RNC, not his staff…who can clean up this colossal mess the spoiled, willful brat made this time.

    • RoFaWh

      The goppers in Congress have revealed themselves to also be incompetent and treasonous.

      Talk about cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face!

    • Cattleya1

      True dementia can only be diagnosed before death by a brain biopsy. I recommend they take everything above T-12 just to make sure they get an adequate specimen.

  • Ninja0980

    Damn shame our comedians have to do the job the media can’t.

    • Ken M

      This is going to sound “crazy.” Do they even make conservative, right wing comedians?

      • yes, and none of them are funny. Victoria Jackson comes to mind; look at her ‘career’ after she left SNL and its liberal writers. she’s the sad joke herself, now.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        They try but they are not very popular. Look at Huckabee trying to be funny, he just ends up spewing mean, insulting stuff that punches down.

      • olandp

        Yes, but they aren’t funny. Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter et al.

      • greenmanTN

        Conservative comedians in general and Dennis Miller in particular.

      • Jamie Brewer

        There was “Fox Daily Show” called “The Half Hour News Hour” in 2007 which had a real short life. It is hard to imagine the 1950’s laugh track and horrible content was too lame for Fox viewers.

      • Librarykid

        Jackie Mason for one.

      • Adam Schmidt

        Not really. Right wing “humor” skews heavily towards just being mean and half of comedy is getting your audience to relate. Best example I can give is Donald talking about Rosie… you just can’t make a success of doing that as stand up although apparently it can get you elected President.

        • Steve Teeter

          It’s the power thing. The powerless taking it out of their adversary is the stuff of satire and comedy. 1) They’re better at it, as it’s the only weapon they’ve got. 2) Everyone likes to see the underdog get some of his own back. 3) The powerful getting knocked down a peg or two is, well, funny. But the opposite, the powerful taking it out of their adversaries, making fun of the powerless? That’s just cruelty.

  • Todd20036

    He isn’t insane. He’s evil.

    • Karl Dubhe

      He’s both, but the insanity is willfully chosen; not derived from any physical cause.

      • Ken M

        Willfully chosen, like religion?

        • Karl Dubhe

          Erm, most people follow the religion their parents belonged to. Choice is only a factor in whether or not you continue to follow the religion.

          So, yes but no. 🙂

    • JCF

      Some really terrible people actually become BETTER, once they become demented (have never forgotten a PBS documentary from ~1990 or so: made by a lesbian, it tracked her mother’s increasing Alzheimers. She went from icily ignoring her daughter’s sexual orientation, to being all “come here sweetie, get in the picture!” to her daughter’s partner).

      Drumpf is not one of these people.

  • Sam_Handwich

    wanna bet he’s going to pardon Sheriff Joke, reality TV style?

  • stuckinthewoods

    News analysis of trump’s angry comments focus on what he said not the reason. He doesn’t care if anyone agrees with him. He’s angry only because he’s being challenged and condemned. The substance of the blowback is immaterial.
    He is insane. Someone has to be restraining him because otherwise North Korea would be flat by now.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Maybe every time he wants the nuclear football, they wave a phone at his face to distract him.

  • Ernest Endevor

    As I’ve been saying, the clinical term is ‘bonkers’.

    • RoFaWh

      Also known as “nuts” and “gaga”.

  • The_Wretched

    Remember when the comedians and news people had time to plan their shows?