Seth Meyers Tries To Discuss Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment, Ends Up Walking Off Stage

During Seth Meyers’ Late Night monologue Thursday night, Meyers discussed the question that Trump asked lawmakers during an immigration meeting this afternoon — “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” — before adding, “This brings us to a new segment titled, ‘Seth Has to Walk Away for a Minute.’”

With that, he got up from his desk and left it empty. From off-screen, you could hear him mutter, “At what point… do you just have some common decency, some… some human emotion?”

Then he returned to his desk and continued the show.

Later, towards the end of his “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers returned again to the president’s “vulgar racism” and posited that perhaps Trump meant the slur as a compliment.

“After all, Trump does all his best tweets when he’s sitting on the shithole.”


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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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