Seth Meyers touched on Donald Trump's Trump-focused response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub on Monday's Late Night, but he took a closer look on Tuesday's show, saying that in the past 24 hours Trump has only added to his "Cal Ripken-esque streak of making inflammatory statements without any evidence whatsoever." Pointing to Trump's speech on Monday, Meyers said that "when it comes to bigotry, Trump keeps upping his game. He's like if Joseph McCarthy was exposed to gamma radiation and became a racist, orange Hulk, but with tiny hands." Still, he added, "even for Trump, Monday was a new low."
Meyers pointed particularly to Trump's suggestion that President Obama is a terrorist sympathizer, and his decision to revoke The Washington Post's press access when the newspaper accurately reported on those insinuations. "Trump's vague innuendo is no accident," Meyers said. "This is a strategy he uses to try to appeal to the outer fringes while also avoiding accountability." He jokingly retaliated against Trump on behalf of The Post, vowing to ban Trump from Late Night. (Trump is reportedly still angry at Meyers over the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner.) Meyers ended on a serious note, though: "Trump is stoking fear and spreading hate, and this is important: We can't become immune to it. We cannot allow it to become normalized." Watch below. Peter Weber
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