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Late night Tackles Trump and Guns

Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers roast Trump for claiming he would run in to face a school shooter

President Trump's idea of arming teachers is a bad one, Trevor Noah said on Monday's Daily Show. But if, as Trump says, we need "someone who loves high school kids and knows their way around guns," he said, "I know just the guy," Roy Moore. "What, the dude needs a job!" Noah joked. "He can't work at the mall."

Trump really turned up the dark comedy when he said Monday he believes he would run in to face a school shooter himself, even if he was unarmed. Noah roasted him for several minutes. "Yo, when Trump ran for president, that was the first time he ran in his entire life," he said. "Really? Trump cares so much about helping people that he'd jump into the middle of a school shooting with nothing but his fun-sized fists?"

"Nothing about that is believable," Seth Meyers agreed on Late Night. "Forget running into a school to confront a shooter," he said, "you can't even be bothered to walk down a flight of stairs. ... Trump lives in a fantasy world where he's some sort of action movie star who'd rush into danger and save the day. I'm sorry, but you're not exactly Liam Neeson. If you'd been in the movie Taken, they would have had to change the name" to My Daughter's Gone, Let's Move On.

Meyers also examined Trump's "truly deranged idea to arm teachers" and the right's attempts to shut down the Parkland students. "Commentators on the right have spent the days since the Parkland shooting insisting that teenagers are somehow too immature to comment on an issue like gun reform," he said, "when in reality the only people who sound like children are the ones using phrases like 'good guys' and 'bad guys' and pretending that all you need to do to stop a school shooting is have someone there to run in and go 'bing.'" Watch below. Peter Weber