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Late Night Tackles President Trump

Seth Meyers explains to House Republicans that Congress doesn't work for the president

President Trump's approval rating just hit a record-low of 35 percent, per Gallup, Seth Meyers said on Thursday's Late Night. "And this is supposed to be the honeymoon period! Trump should be good at those — he's had three of them." This is worse than Nixon during Watergate and George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina, Meyers said, and he had some ideas why even some Trump supporters are souring on the president — starting with the Russia investigation.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) "has basically done everything he can to delay or interfere with his own investigation, raising the question of whether he's investigating Trump or working for Trump." Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) answered that earlier Thursday, telling MSNBC that Nunes "works for the president, answers to the president." Meyers suggested that Yoho and probably Nunes need a remedial civics lesson. "Congress does not work for the president," he said. "If Congress always did what the president told them to do, [former President Barack Obama] would not have left office looking like this," illustrating his point with a photo of a very tired, gray Obama.

But amazingly, the Nunes story got even "weirder" on Thursday, when The New York Times traced Nunes' sources for possible incidental, legal eavesdropping on Trump's team back to the White House. "That means Nunes went to the White House to brief Trump on information he got from the White House," Meyers said. "It's like when you send yourself an email reminder and two minutes later go, 'Oh, a new email.'" White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dished up a flavorless word salad when asked about the report. "I'll bet Sean Spicer fantasizes about having an easier job," Meyers said, "like Bill Cosby's publicist."

Meyers spent a few minutes on the GOP-passed bill to allow internet providers to sell your private internet data without permission, suggesting it's "hypocritical for so-called small government conservatives to support such a far-reaching measure" and questioning whether non-computer-user Trump even knows what's in the bill he's expected to sign. Then Meyers wrapped it all together. "So Trump couldn't get his health-care bill passed, his White House seems to be meddling with the investigation into his team's alleged Russia ties, and he wants companies to be able to see your browser history." That "raises one simple question, he said: Who still trusts this president? Watch below. Peter Weber