Trump Continues Racist Attacks as Mueller Hearing Looms: A Closer Look
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Trump Continues Racist Attacks as Mueller Hearing Looms: A Closer Look

August 24, 2019


-After lying and claiming
he was unhappy with the racist chants
he inspired last week, the President is back
to attacking four Democratic Congresswomen
of color. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ Last week, after he incited a crowd at his rally
to chant “Send her back” about Minnesota Congresswoman
Ilhan Omar, an American citizen
and Somali refugee, Trump initially claimed
to be unhappy about the chant he inspired,
which was obviously BS. It’s like if Mr. Met started
pumping up a crowd at a game, and then when they chanted
“Let’s go, Mets,” he said,
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, guys! That is uncalled for!” Donald Trump is not known
for disavowing racism. In fact, he won’t disavow
anyone who supports or praises him because
he’s a raging narcissist. He rails against communism, but if Mao came back from
the dead and endorsed him, Trump would start wearing tunics
the next day. [ Laughter ] We’ve been here before
countless times. Like the time he repeatedly
refused to disavow the support of former KKK leader
David Duke, and then later lied and said it was because he couldn’t
hear the question. -He says, “I’m just talking
about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here,”
and you said, “Honestly, I don’t know
David Duke.” -Let me tell you. Okay.
So, let me tell you. I’m sitting in a house
in Florida with a very bad ear piece
that they gave me, and you could hardly hear
what he was saying. -Even when he lies,
he sounds like an addled grandpa FaceTiming with his grandkids
from a nursing home. [ As Trump ] I’m here
in this house in Florida. I can’t hardly hear
what you’re saying. My ear trumpet is on the fritz.” [ Laughter and applause ] [ Normal voice ] And then
there was Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville
when he refused to condemn neo-Nazis
and white supremacists. Two days later, Trump’s advisors
again had to wrangle him to issue a statement disavowing
the white supremacists, and it was against
Trump’s wishes. Aides tried to convince
the president he needed to clarify
his remarks, but Trump appeared to resist
repeatedly saying, “I don’t know about this.
This doesn’t feel right to me.” And then after he gave
the speech, Trump told his aides, “That was the biggest [bleep]
mistake I’ve made. That’s the worst speech
I’ve ever given.” You think that’s the worst
speech you’ve ever given? Dude, you’ve given speeches
that technically don’t even qualify
as human speech. -There’s another
crucial election in North Carolina’s Nith Conge– You know, right? 10,000 known or suspested
gang members. God bless the United Shtates. [ Laughter ] -Trump has repeatedly refused
to disavow racism because he’s a racist
and the core of his world view is that citizenship for nonwhite
people is conditional. If you don’t praise him,
you’re not a legitimate citizen, which is why he can’t stop
mounting racist attacks on the four
Democratic Congresswomen known as the Squad, repeating those attacks
in unhinged tweets on Sunday and again today. -The President tweeting,
“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are
capable of loving our country. They should apologize to America
and Israel for the horrible, hateful things they have said. They are destroying
the Democratic Party, but are weak and insecure people who can never destroy
our great nation.” -“The squad is a very racist
group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced,
and not very smart.” -All right, first of all, you’re
calling them troublemakers? Are you trying to sound like
a Scooby-Doo villain? [ Laughter ] I mean, it would make sense since your face looks like
a Halloween mask. His presidency should end
with the gang tieing him up in an abandoned amusement park. [ Laughter ] Second, it never stops
being amazing to me how much he projects
onto other people. He called them weak, insecure, racist, inexperienced,
and not very smart. What’s next? [ As Trump ] “They can’t
even pronounce basic words. That’s why they hate the —
-United Shtates. [ Laughter ] -[ Normal voice ]
But while Trump… [ Cheers and applause ]
While Trump was waging his racist attacks last week, we found out about
yet another potential crime that almost certainly would have
landed Trump in a courtroom if he were not the president. First, let’s just remember
that right now, one big reason Trump
hasn’t been charged with a crime is the fact that
Justice Department guidelines say a sitting President
cannot be indicted, and that’s not explicitly
written in the Constitution or anything. It started with a memo
that’s more than 40 years old. -We have that policy thanks
to a man named Robert Dixon who was the head
of the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel
way back in 1973 when they authored a memo
that says a president cannot be indicted
while sitting in office. -That’s right.
Trump can’t be indicted because of a memo
written in 1973. People ignore memos every day. We sent out 15 memos, but Devon’s still microwaving
fish in the break room. [ Laughter ] Those guidelines are part of why
Robert Mueller didn’t charge Trump with
obstructions of justice. In fact, Mueller will testify
on Wednesday in Congress where he will surely be asked
point blank by Democrats if Trump would have been
indicted had it not been for those guidelines,
and today in the oval office, Trump pretended like he wouldn’t
be paying that much attention to the hearings. -No, I’m not going to be
watching. Probably. Maybe I’ll see
a little bit of it. I’m not going to be watching
Mueller because you can’t take all those
bites out of the apple. He still ruled no collusion,
no obstruction, and this thing should have ended
a long time ago. This has been going on
for 2 1/2 years. -No, I agree with you
that this thing that’s been going on
for 2 1/2 years should have ended
a long time ago. Also, no one believes you when you say you’re not
going to be watching. All you do is watch TV. If the Mueller hearings
weren’t on, you’d be live tweeting
“Days of Our Lives.” [ As Trump ] “Jessica’s evil
twin is back from the dead. Not nice!” [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
And it’s not just Mueller. Last week, we also found out that the Justice Department
guidelines might be why Trump
wasn’t charged with a crime in the hush money schemes
he orchestrated during the 2016 campaign
to cover up affairs, which ultimately resulted
in his personal fixer, Michael Cohen, going to jail. Last week, we found out
that investigators said that Trump was the one
who was directly involved when a court unsealed documents
detailing Trump’s communication with Cohen to coordinate
the illegal hush payments. -Breaking news.
New documents released last hour prompting a very big
and very uncomfortable question for the White House. Did the president
commit a crime? Today, a judge unsealed
search warrant materials in connection to
the Michael Cohen case and the effort to buy
the silence of women who say they had affairs
with the president. The documents mentioned
the president by name. -According to the documents,
then-candidate Donald Trump whose former attorney
and former aide, Hope Hicks, may have discussed ways
to stop adult film star Stormy Daniels from going public about an alleged affair
with Trump. According to
an FBI special agent who wrote in the affidavit, a series of phone calls
took place in October 2016 just before the election. -A lead FBI investigating agent
writes in the documents, “Based on the timing
of these calls and the content of the text
messages and emails, I believe at least
some of these communications concern the need
to prevent Clifford, a reference to Stormy Daniels,
from going public, particularly in the wake
of the “Access Hollywood” story. -The President was allegedly
involved in the cover-up of a crime in the last weeks
of the presidential election, and it wasn’t even like in the
top ten news stories last week. This is how he wears us down. It’s like being in
a zombie movie. Anybody can outrun one zombie. But when your city is crawling
with zombies, you’re like, [bleep] it.
Just eat me. [ Laughter ] I don’t want to not be —
I’ll be a zombie, too. We’ll all be zombies. This is the core of Trumpism. He marries racism
with corrupt plutocracy. It’s not just his cabinet that’s
been riddled with scandal. He doled out tax cuts to the
wealthy and corporations, slashed environmental
regulations, and gutted consumer protections. And, of course,
he’s been personally profiting off the presidency, himself. -“Washington post” reports that
lobbyists representing the Saudi government paid for
an estimated 500 rooms at President Trump’s D.C. hotel in the months
after his election. The total bill for those
trips — more than $270,000. -T-Mobile executives booked
dozens of nights at the Trump hotel last year
once their merger needed Trump administration
approval. -NBC news has obtained documents showing that
Trump International Hotel billed the secret service
$215,000 for the period between September 2016
and February 2018. -President Trump’s golf habit
has cost the American people some $102 million and counting. -So not only has the presidency
allowed Trump to commit indictable offenses with
impunity, it’s also allowed him to personally profit
off the presidency. I wouldn’t be surprised if he
just started selling off pieces of the oval office
on Craigslist. “Good desk made of wood.
Has light ketchup stains.” [ Laughter ] So Trump’s base gets to revel
in his open racism while he plunders the government
and doles out favors and tax cuts
to his rich buddies. Who knows if he’ll ever be held
accountable for his crimes? When it comes to
the Trump presidency, one thing is clear — -This thing should have ended
a long time ago. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

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  1. The media needs to stop showing Trump's disgraceful tweets and airing his disgraceful speeches. They are just giving those words publicity and spreading them to people who otherwise would never see or hear them.

  2. Our beloved POTUS is in your head…all day, every day, all night, every night, kicking that thing you call a brain around like a soccer ball. Get used to it. Your "Squad" is insuring that you will LOSE again in 2020. MAGA!!!

  3. Hey America hating Lefties. Please go to Venezuela or France where you can be happy. I'm worried about you.

  4. If you are 30 years old, you have seen a Republican win the popular vote for President exactly ONCE in your entire life.

  5. Puerto Rico is moving forward; France is moving forward; Hong Kong is moving forward; the whole world is demanding change, and here in the bastion of democracy we're stuck on TrumpF. Impeachment, Mueller Report, same old same old; we have not moved an inch in three years…
    Now, who benefits from inaction and confusion?

  6. 45, through his masters, is gambling that darkness can sustain itself in spite of a burgeoning majority that is sickened by hate.

  7. I am a bit confused about the rules of racism. Is criticizing somebody for anything is automatically racist, when the person you criticize is not white? Or does it apply to jews/muslims also? Does it only work in one direction? And is it ok when liberals do it?

  8. Remember kiddies: if you can't trust what comes out of someone's mouth, then, their actions are the only thing real about them. Modern Republicans be racist y'all.

  9. He could stand there and be quiet and the libtards would still find something to talk about. Fucking morons. Seth Meyers is to talk shows what Mad Magazine is to literature.

  10. The LPV (Loser of the Public Vote) will eventually destroy the US. The whole world is laughing. Very sad. The US used to be a great and respected nation. And the American crowds cheer of joy because health care is taken away, deficits are skyrocketing, the top 1 % are provided a plethora of more privileges and democracy and human rights are being destroyed. They believe the myth of being great. Most countries of the civilized world provide free health care for all and in the EU workers have 25 to 40 paid days off per year. I think that is far greater than anything in the US, formerly "greatest country on earth" and "land of the free" (which now puts immigrants in cages). Go on – the decline continues 😉 but hey: MAGA 😉 ….

  11. This is why i thought prior corporate ties/business transactions couldnt legally carry over into a presidents daily schedule once they made office…..

  12. trump says all these bites at the apple, when what we have is the apple is up in the tree or it would have been gulped down long ago. No problem for the intrepid poquito, who climbs trees and doesn't know dogs don't eat apples

  13. Trump is the GOP! He just put a light on what the GOP stands for! Crooks, racists, no morals, no ethics and out of touch with American Ppl!

  14. Was Trump real born here. Trump must have been born in a all white hospital? How much has Trump wasted since becoming president?

  15. this is the same as the long list of fake white on black racism claims that has now reached 14 white on black fake racism claims in just in the last 2 months….and thats without adding these anti-American corrupt Late Night goof troop puppets false claims. President Trump is not racist and EVERYONE KNOWS IT. Trump is doing an amazing job and for those of you who actually support these sorry ass pos's…….you are worse than they are. 2020 is going to be the greatest election in history, along with 2016 that is.

  16. Trump is a bloated, egotistical lying machine and the GOP (Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, et al.) allows/encourages his racist/sexist tweet-based presidency that is putting party above country/ignoring the will of the people. His approval ratings have always been historically low because no one likes or trusts him personally. Our economy is temporarily "healthy" because the CEOs are making more money (paying fewer taxes) than ever and that cash is not "trickling down". Without Russia's intervention in the 2016 election (which the GOP refuses to investigate/prepare for in 2020), Trump would not be president. Compare Trump's and Bill Clinton's offenses (economical and moral), then reconsider the value of the impeachment process.

  17. There is something about Trump calling others “racists” that sends me into a hysterical mixture of laughter and tears. How dare he make these comments after his actions and words spanning decades that were filled with hate, ignorance and misogyny. It scares me to no end that he is the leader of the most powerful country in the world it only further amplifies his arrogance and aggression.

  18. It ends in 2020 which will lead to the grand celebration he's always begging for. Then his trials will begin, which will lead to many more celebrations.

  19. No one remembers when tlaib said trump should be deported? Back before the 2016 election, but l guess it's ok if one of the squad says it! DOUBLE STANDARD!

  20. this is the best the left can do… THAT'S WACIST!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE thats their entire empty excuse for an argument. glad he's going to win this next ellection 😀

  21. i get my news from seth myers and cnn. keep your facts away. i choose to be ignorant. it makes me feel good about saving the earth

  22. Trump is a dumbass surrounded by neocons and zionists who push for pro-israel colonial policies in Palestine. He is not the first president to do so. Difference is he just says it openly about his allegiance to colonial israel. The zionists pushed for war with Iraq and now they are pushing war against Iran. Colonial israel receives billions in military, huge business investments, technology, cozy trade deals and much more. Most of what USA does in middle east is because of colonial israel and oil. And yet Americans are oblivious to these facts. What a shame. LIBERATE PALESTINE

  23. You are a comedian, therefore the opposite of what you're saying is actually true. It is not true that Trump continued racist attacks as Mueller Hearing Looms…because the Hearing is counterintelligence and fiction made by God to throw a POOPY FART comedian a bone when he blasphemes Jesus Christ with a huge even grin on his face!

  24. I can't wait to see what the history books have to say about all this madness. Just a clear cut, black and white analysis, after all the emotions have passed. I'll def be reading my grandkids' textbooks!

  25. 102 million to play golf? You could buy a golf course for that… Hold on.. He does. How much does he charge himself per round ? Oh I mean the American taxpayers..

  26. It occurs to me that a hotel would be a great way to launder money. Just book expensive rooms, and you're just handing over piles of cash for basically nothing in return

  27. I'm so sick of this Russian story, just get the orange criminals tax returns… Guys the biggest tax sham known to man. Look at his fkn twitter tweets and impeach. WTF

  28. Say what you will about Trump, but being called racist by someone who routinely uses a hateful phrase like “person of color” is like being called a tyrant by Vladimir Putin.

  29. Seth Myers like Colbert, Kimmel and even Fallon are just Democrat trolls looking for attention!President Trump never said anything racist against these women yet the Democrats continue to lie about this, they must believe the old adage that "if you say something over & over again enough times people will begin to believe it is true even when it's a ball face lie"! Sounds just like the type of dirty corrupt tactic that Democrat politicians and their media trolls continuously use! President Trump does not stand idly by while be libelously attacked by the Democrat politicians and their media trolls, which is something that they just can't stand! Most Americans appreciate the candor and strength of this president!Finally a President that keeps his campaign promises, works for the American people and is making our Nation better!The Democrats on the other hand are continuously attempting to undermine: our economy, our foreign relations and even our very National Security (assisting illegals; sanctuary cities, drivers licenses, advocating open borders  allowing voter fraud, etc…) while also  promoting division, hate and inciting violence among our own citizens!Time to end the anti-American Democrat (Socialist) Party!Wake up America!

  30. Trump And His Kids Can’t Escape Lawsuit For Running Pyramid Scheme https://youtu.be/f3u5-EXyaDk via @YouTube

  31. Maybe im just an eastern european- wich means im more intelligent,then the whole demparty- but : Since when are jews defending antisemitics ?

  32. These people attacking our new female legislators of our 116th Congress are either illiterate, incompetent trash who couldn't find their own state of a map or they're insane sociopaths, plundering our country for all they can. Not one Trump supporter can make even one intelligent argument to support him…. complete fucking morons

  33. If these Congresswomen were Congressmen, Trump would not attack them. GENDER BIAS is so common in the USA, that it is NOT discussed.

  34. LOL, I never thought about the METs being a race but I think I have some of the baseball head's genes. Or maybe that's jeans…

  35. they do not love America! He's telling the truth! y'all wont be laughing shortly shorty!! BOOBERANG TIME!! BOOM !!BOOM!! BOOM!! Y'ALL FALL LIKE DOMINO'S!!

  36. LAUGHABLE!! HIS ATTACKS? REALLY!?? OMG! Y'ALL ARE DELUSIONAL!! WHO IS THE REAL ATTACKER HERE ? OH WAIT… THE DEMONRATS ARE!! YES IT'S YOU! 3 YEAR'S WORTH ATTACKS ON THE POTUS! 1,000 %

  37. YOUR BLAME GAME AND RACIST BULL IS OVER THE GIG IS UP!! IT DON'T WORK ANY LONGER!! IT'S SOO OLD AND STINKING IT SMELLS OUT LOUD!!! POTUS IS NOT A RACIST Y'ALL ARE!! WE AMERICANS AREN'T STUPID WE SEE YOU WE HERE YOUR BS LOUDLY IT'S BEEN ALL LIES AND ATTACKS FOR ALMOST 3 SOLID YEARS! A BIG OLE NOTHING BURGER EVERYTIME WITHOUT FAIL!! STFU!! IT'S OVER!! GET OVER IT! TRUMP IS A WONDERFUL POTUS! TRUMP 2Q2Q 1,000 %

  38. BOOMERANG TIME!!! YOU ALL WILL FALL LIKE DOMINOS!! TIC TOK, TIC TOK. INCOMPETENCE IS YOUR PROBLEM! GOTCHA TIMEING IS EVERYTHING!

  39. Hey. Special shout out to the marines, who wear or represent the American flag every day while in uniform, get caught smuggling illegal immigrants into the United states. They did this under the American flag. And they get a pass from the people who hate Colin Kaepernick lol, for taking a knee. Where are the sick, or mad comments from people that heard about these marines today? They probably don't care. 🤣. Talk about disrespecting the American flag. Marines fighting for " our freedom or lack thereof ", represent the stars and bars, and pull off this foolishness,… and gets a pass from the American community. Make America great again huh? By smuggling illegal immigrants into the country, where the commander in chief said " if you dont like it here, go back". Lol.

  40. Trump is very capable of allowing the third world war to break out. Does he realize that? For the rest, he is a narcissist and unable to act as a president. Blabla that's all he can do, but that blabla can be dangerous to world peace.🤢 In Europe we hate him.

  41. Dude…Come on! Even our dogs were hiding in embarrassment over the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax! Mueller was CRINGEWORTHY!

  42. Trump: "This should have ended a long time ago"

    Trump (2011-2016): "Obama should show his birth certificate, he isn't American"

  43. Im going to use some common sense for dumb people here.
    Liberals-make fun of Trumps hands, skin color (orange) his wife, and his kids. Is also called a racist.
    Trump- makes fun of statements made by people who happen to not be white, and is called a racist. Never once points out their skin color.

    Seems to me the real racist are the race baiting leftist……..

  44. The only good thing that comes out of this presidency is the fact that future English students will never have to analyse a Trump speech because he is too dumb to even hold one

  45. ffs.. trump didnt incite the chant.. he didnt stop it.. he's not condemning it, but he did not start it! can both parties just get off their high horses!

  46. I like drakes video for Gods Plan ! That's for real inspiring ! Unlike what's happening here ! Does David duke have a private VPN network ? DD private ? I think so ! Y'all better smarten up ! I got all your info ! I'll give it right to the feds and your going to be on the front page and headed to prison ! Racists ! Racists against your own people !

  47. Don trumpet you won ! Game over ! That meme is so memorable ! Instant classic like the Helsinki ! That soccer ball exchange was amazing – inspiring !

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