Seth Meyers: Trump Is ‘Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic After It Already Sunk’ (Video)

On Thursday night’s episode of his show, Seth Meyers spent a new “A Closer Look” examining Donald Trump’s various situations, from the Russia situation to the Stormy Daniels situation to the situations involving shenanigans in Trump’s cabinet.

Meyers began by lampooning Trump’s claim that nobody has been tougher on Russia than he has, listing off a half-dozen ways that actually he’s been the opposite of tough. And then he transitioned from that to Trump’s reported musings about replacing his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, which would be such a comically fraught move in ways that maybe we haven’t even considered yet.

“Now Trump has been upset for months that his attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. He wants someone who could exert influence over the probe and potentially shut it down. Which is why it was alarming today when CNN reported that Trump floated replacing Sessions with Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, as recently as this week,” Meyers said before delivering his best zinger of the segment.

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“Trump just keeps moving staffers around. It’s like he’s rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic after it already sunk. He moved John Kelly to chief of staff, Ronny Jackson to Veteran Affairs, now he wants to move Pruitt to attorney general. Our only hope is that he gets carried away and accidentally replaces himself. ‘I move Kelly to chief of staff. “ruitt to attorney general. I made a move, I’m very excited about it, I moved Pence to president. Oh, no! Oh, no, what’s left for me? Janitor?!’”

Meyers then moved to the current reason Trump is upset about the whole Russia thing — his former campaign manager Paul Manafort once again being in the crosshairs of the Russia investigation.

“I got to say, I’m not surprised they’re investigating Paul Manafort for possibly colluding with the Russians. I mean, look at him. He has resting crime face. He looks like a guy who gives you instructions in ‘Grand Theft Auto.’” Meyers joked, before discussing the news that special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly told Trump’s lawyers that Trump is not at this time a criminal target of his investigation.

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“So the president’s former campaign chairman, already under indictment, is also under investigation for possibly colluding with Russia. But what about Trump himself? On Tuesday night, the Washington Post reported that Mueller told Trump’s attorneys the president remains under investigation but is not currently a criminal target,” Meyers said. “Now, that’s not really a meaningful distinction. You can easily go from being the subject of an investigation to being the target of that investigation. And for their part, Trump’s allies seem concerned that this might actually be a ploy by Mueller to try to lure Trump into agreeing into an interview and getting him to say something that would make him a criminal target.”

Meyers then played a montage of Fox News hosts expressing that exact concern — that Mueller is trying to trick Trump into incriminating himself,

“Maybe it is a trap, but in fairness, it’s not too hard to trap Donald Trump. He seems like a guy who would put out mousetraps and then 30 seconds later go, ‘Oh, wow, free cheese! ahh!’” Meyers joked, as he pantomimed Trump getting his hand caught in his own mousetrap.

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You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Thursday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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On Thursday night’s episode of his show, Seth Meyers spent a new “A Closer Look” examining Donald Trump’s various situations, from the Russia situation to the Stormy Daniels situation to the situations involving shenanigans in Trump’s cabinet.

Meyers began by lampooning Trump’s claim that nobody has been tougher on Russia than he has, listing off a half-dozen ways that actually he’s been the opposite of tough. And then he transitioned from that to Trump’s reported musings about replacing his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, which would be such a comically fraught move in ways that maybe we haven’t even considered yet.

“Now Trump has been upset for months that his attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. He wants someone who could exert influence over the probe and potentially shut it down. Which is why it was alarming today when CNN reported that Trump floated replacing Sessions with Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, as recently as this week,” Meyers said before delivering his best zinger of the segment.

“Trump just keeps moving staffers around. It’s like he’s rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic after it already sunk. He moved John Kelly to chief of staff, Ronny Jackson to Veteran Affairs, now he wants to move Pruitt to attorney general. Our only hope is that he gets carried away and accidentally replaces himself. ‘I move Kelly to chief of staff. “ruitt to attorney general. I made a move, I’m very excited about it, I moved Pence to president. Oh, no! Oh, no, what’s left for me? Janitor?!'”

Meyers then moved to the current reason Trump is upset about the whole Russia thing — his former campaign manager Paul Manafort once again being in the crosshairs of the Russia investigation.

“I got to say, I’m not surprised they’re investigating Paul Manafort for possibly colluding with the Russians. I mean, look at him. He has resting crime face. He looks like a guy who gives you instructions in ‘Grand Theft Auto.'” Meyers joked, before discussing the news that special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly told Trump’s lawyers that Trump is not at this time a criminal target of his investigation.

“So the president’s former campaign chairman, already under indictment, is also under investigation for possibly colluding with Russia. But what about Trump himself? On Tuesday night, the Washington Post reported that Mueller told Trump’s attorneys the president remains under investigation but is not currently a criminal target,” Meyers said. “Now, that’s not really a meaningful distinction. You can easily go from being the subject of an investigation to being the target of that investigation. And for their part, Trump’s allies seem concerned that this might actually be a ploy by Mueller to try to lure Trump into agreeing into an interview and getting him to say something that would make him a criminal target.”

Meyers then played a montage of Fox News hosts expressing that exact concern — that Mueller is trying to trick Trump into incriminating himself,

“Maybe it is a trap, but in fairness, it’s not too hard to trap Donald Trump. He seems like a guy who would put out mousetraps and then 30 seconds later go, ‘Oh, wow, free cheese! ahh!'” Meyers joked, as he pantomimed Trump getting his hand caught in his own mousetrap.

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Thursday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Rex Tillerson’s “Very Mean-Spirited Town” Exit Speech Goes Over Big In D.C.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson killed President Donald Trump with kindness on his way out the door Thursday afternoon.
In a brief, pointed, televised speech to his staff, Tillerson called on them to “undertake one act of kindness each day towards another person” noting, “This can be a very mean spirited town.”
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President Trump Asked Chief Of Staff To Remove Ivanka And Jared Kushner – Report

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The column alleges that Trump’s managerial style, dubbed “chaos theory” by the writers, has caused emotional grief for the White House staff. The column further claims that aides have “expressed frustration” that Kushner and Ivanka…

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Scaramucci Slams John Kelly Over Handling of White House Officials ‘Smacking Up Their Wives’

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci: “The morale inside the White House… the morale is terrible… the rule by fear and intimidation does not work in a civilian environment… it’s messed up… I predict more departures.” https://t.co/mpMinDDNRH pic.twitter.com/PQgrMIbC9F

— CNN (@CNN) March 1, 2018

Anthony Scaramucci offered some tough analysis of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday.

The former White House Communications Director said that he got a raw deal from the marine general who fired him for running his mouth — but defended domestic abusers in the Trump Administration.

“I talked a little bit of smack about two guys that we were trying to get rid of, he fires me in five seconds,” Scaramucci told Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday. “These guys are smacking up their wives and he is trying to keep them in the White House.”

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Scaramucci said he had no issue with John Kelly — but couldn’t help but also notice how morale in the White House was down.

“I have no problem with him firing me. Everybody has an opportunity and the right to change their staff,” said Scaramucci. “The morale inside the White House — morale is terrible and the reason why morale is terrible is the rule by fear and intimidation does not work in a civilian environment.”

Scaramucci said it was ultimately up to Trump to decide what to do, but warned that if Kelly stayed there would be “more departures.”

Scaramucci has had only nice things to say about Hope Hicks, his successor as Communications Director who announced that she was leaving her position. On Wednesday, Scaramucci told Fox News that she was “made of steel” and that she had a great career ahead of her.

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Anthony Scaramucci offered some tough analysis of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday.

The former White House Communications Director said that he got a raw deal from the marine general who fired him for running his mouth — but defended domestic abusers in the Trump Administration.

“I talked a little bit of smack about two guys that we were trying to get rid of, he fires me in five seconds,” Scaramucci told Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday. “These guys are smacking up their wives and he is trying to keep them in the White House.”

Scaramucci said he had no issue with John Kelly — but couldn’t help but also notice how morale in the White House was down.

“I have no problem with him firing me. Everybody has an opportunity and the right to change their staff,” said Scaramucci. “The morale inside the White House — morale is terrible and the reason why morale is terrible is the rule by fear and intimidation does not work in a civilian environment.”

Scaramucci said it was ultimately up to Trump to decide what to do, but warned that if Kelly stayed there would be “more departures.”

Scaramucci has had only nice things to say about Hope Hicks, his successor as Communications Director who announced that she was leaving her position. On Wednesday, Scaramucci told Fox News that she was “made of steel” and that she had a great career ahead of her.

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Here’s Why Omarosa Was Really Driven Out of Trump White House Job

Well, we finally know why Omarosa Manigault was fired from the Trump administration.

According to a report published Tuesday by Politico, the “Apprentice” alum and current “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant had been using the White House car service as her own personal commuting taxi — and yeah, that’s not allowed.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly dismissed Manigault in December after learning that the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison had violated federal rules with her use of the White House car service, three administration officials told Politico.

 

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Not only had she used the government cars for office pick-up and drop-off, Politico reported that Manigault then tried to “storm the White House residence to appeal to Trump, according to one of the officials, accidentally tripping an electronic Secret Service wire that monitors entry and egress from the residence.”

The reality show at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue continues — without Omarosa now. Read more from Politico’s piece on Kelly and the whole Rob Porter mess here.

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According to a report published Tuesday by Politico, the “Apprentice” alum and current “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant had been using the White House car service as her own personal commuting taxi — and yeah, that’s not allowed.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly dismissed Manigault in December after learning that the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison had violated federal rules with her use of the White House car service, three administration officials told Politico.

 

Not only had she used the government cars for office pick-up and drop-off, Politico reported that Manigault then tried to “storm the White House residence to appeal to Trump, according to one of the officials, accidentally tripping an electronic Secret Service wire that monitors entry and egress from the residence.”

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