Donald Trump just finished his first week as president of the United States, and let's just say he did not go gently into that good morning. Late Night host Seth Meyers took on Trump's "Muslim ban" in Monday night's segment "A Closer Look."
Although Trump insists the ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries is not about religion, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has admitted that that's what they called it. Giuliani said this weekend in a Fox News interview:
When he first announced it, he said "Muslim ban." He called me up, he said, "Put a commission together. Show me the right way to do it legally." What we did was we focused on, instead of religion, danger—the areas of the world that create danger for us."
Meyers points out, "Rudy, you're not supposed to say that out loud. Rudy's the kind of guy who would send a girl a dozen roses with a card that says 'I'm hoping these will make you want to sleep with me.'"
Seth Meyers' overall take?
It’s only been a week, but the Trump administration has already revealed itself to be a government of incompetent authoritarians with nothing but contempt for many of the basic constitutional principles this country’s cherished since it’s founding.