The ‘Late Night’ host took on President Trump’s budget cuts Thursday night. And this time, it was personal.
At the end of yet another terrible week for President Donald Trump, in which his new travel ban was blocked, his health-care bill is “collapsing” and even Republicans are turning against him on the whole “wiretapping” thing, Seth Meyers once again asked his supporters, “Are you sick of winning yet? Because if you are, you’d better get to the doctor before Trump takes away your health care.”
In response to the president’s claim that he has done more in his first 50 days than any other president, Meyers said, “Trump has done more in office the way a toddler helps out in the kitchen. He may be trying, but by the time he leaves there’s snot on the fridge and a shoe in the dishwasher.”
But nothing seemed to enrage the Late Night host more Thursday night than Trump’s new budget, which seeks massive cuts in numerous federal programs, including the EPA, the National Endowment for the Arts, and even Meals on Wheels.
While cuts to those first two programs were expected from Trump, Meyers made it clear he thought the third was beyond the pale.
“Meals on Wheels?!” the host asked, incredulously. “How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food? Your heart is so small it makes your tiny hands look like catcher’s mitts.”
“Old people voted for you!” he continued. “Your key demographics were old people and older people. They believed you when you said you cared about them. There’s nothing more low-life than lying to the elderly. You should know that. You’re 70.”
While Meyers did not discuss his own connection to Meals on Wheels during his broadcast, he did reveal on Twitter that his mother is a volunteer for the program, writing, “My mom, who is also my hero, is a Meals on Wheels volunteer so I had some thoughts in tonight’s A CLOSER LOOK.”