Trump’s Deranged Post-Impeachment Press Conference: A Closer Look

Trump’s Deranged Post-Impeachment Press Conference: A Closer Look

-Today, the president reeled off a deranged tirade
at the White House, where he celebrated
his sham impeachment acquittal with his Republican
co-conspirators. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ After his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial
yesterday, Trump was eager to celebrate — even at events where
it wasn’t entirely appropriate. For example, this morning, he attended the annual
National Prayer Breakfast in Washington,
and before he even sat down, Trump started holding up
the front pages of multiple newspapers
showing people he was acquitted, a stunt which he then repeated
at a press conference a few hours later
at the White House. He finally found the one job
he’s qualified for — newspaper boy.
[ Laughter ] [ As Trump ] Extra! Extra! Extra! Extra! Read all about me! Trump “a-quitter.” [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
Then Trump took aim at both Utah senator Mitt Romney, the only Republican
who voted to convict Trump, and also House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi. Romney cited his faith
in explaining his vote, and Pelosi had said
many times that she prays
for the president. and Trump decided
to attack them for it. -I don’t like people who use
their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say,
“I pray for you.” When they know that
that’s not so. [ Laughter ] -Because what is prayer, if not
a time to air petty grievances? Then Trump’s son Don Jr. tried to back him up on Twitter
this morning, writing, “The likelihood of Nancy Pelosi
praying for Trump is about the same
as the likelihood of Satan running around
quoting the scriptures.” All right. Okay. Let’s see if Satan has ever
quoted the scriptures. -2 Corinthians, right? 2 Corinthians 3:17. That’s the whole ball game. [ Cheers and applause ] -Even when Trump is reading
directly from the Bible, he sounds like
he’s making it up. He sounds like he’s trying
to distract a priest while his fellow altar boys
steal the communion wine. [ As Trump ]
2 Corinthians, oh. There were —
Wasn’t just one Corinthian. There were two. That’s what — That’s what
really made ’em quite a team. And, you know, you just can’t
beat 2 Corinthians. I mean, that’s the whole
ball game. [ Normal voice ] Then Trump
moved over to the White House, where he decided to hold
his deranged victory speech or press conference
or whatever it was. In fact, even Trump himself didn’t seem to know
what quite to call it. -This is really not
a news conference. It’s not a speech. It’s not anything. -Then why are we here? He sounds like Simon Cowell
berating a contestant on “America’s Got Talent.” [ As Cowell ] It’s not a song.
It’s not a dance. It’s not anything. [ Laughter, cheers,
and applause ] [ Normal voice ]
That might be the only thing Trump
was right about. This really wasn’t a speech or
a press conference or anything. It was a chance to lash out
at critics, spin wild conspiracy theories,
and sooth his wounded ego. In fact, he spent most
of his time gleefully shouting out
to fellow Republicans who helped him cover up
his crimes. And the shout-outs kept
getting weirder and weirder. -Mitch McConnell,
I want to tell you, you did a fantastic job. And Mike Braun,
you have done some great job. Thank you very much. Josh Hawley,
I want to thank you. You were right
from the beginning. Man, did I make a good choice. But Mike Lee is a brilliant guy.
He’s difficult. Kevin, man, did you do a job. Lucky you’re there. Jim Jordan. When I first got to know Jim,
I said, uh, “Huh, never wears a jacket. The hell’s going on? He’s obviously
very proud of his body.” -Proud of his body? Have you —
Have you seen Jim Jordan? He looks like
a ventriloquist dummy who got cut
from Jeff Dunham’s act. Also, it is so telling,
so telling that Trump thinks not wearing a jacket
means you’re proud of your body because Trump does everything
he can to cover up his body. Not only does he wear those
baggy pants and long ties, but he also wears
that giant bulky coat that makes him look like he just
snuck out of the White House with all the valuable china
stuffed in his pockets. Then, at one point,
Trump shouted out Iowa senator Chuck Grassley
and claimed Grassley had supposedly scared
former FBI Director James Comey into confessing to Comey’s
supposed secret plot to take down Trump. -A man who got James Comey
to choke. And he was just talking
in his regular voice. He’s got this voice
that scares people. You know, people from Iowa
can be very tough. We’re doing very well in Iowa,
but I’ll tell you, Chuck Grassley,
he’s looking at Comey… [ Deep voice ] “Well,
you tell me. What did you say?” -All right, that sounds
very scary, so let’s compare this scary
fictional version of Grassley to the actual Grassley
trying to gavel down a Democrat at a Senate hearing. -This committee, sir…
[ Gavel banging ] …is in violation
of even the values I’ve heard you talk about
time and time again, the ideals that we should have.
What is the rush? [ Banging continues ]
What are we trying to hide by not having
the documents out front? What is with the rush?
What are we hiding by not letting
those documents come out? You’ve called for documents —
you, yourself. Let me at the documents.
We thought there should be more. We have not received
the documents that you have even called for. -He’s not a senator.
He’s a metronome. Looks like a grandpa who’s been
trying to hammer one nail into the deck for eight hours. “Grandpa, just let me
use the drill.” [ Gruff voice ]
I don’t need any help! Let me do it myself! [ Normal voice ] Although,
there was one imaginary friend Trump couldn’t introduce
because he wasn’t in the room, but Trump said he wished
he had been there so that he could have given him
an introduction, too. -“Honest Abe” Lincoln. A lot of people
forget Abe Lincoln. I wish he were here. I’d give
him one hell of an introduction. [ Laughter ] But he was a Republican. Abe Lincoln, Honest Abe. -That’s right.
Trump wishes he could have introduced Abraham Lincoln
in his speech today. Of course, if Trump did, he would immediately make it
about him and somehow insult Lincoln. [ As Trump ] Honest Abe.
There he is. Abe Lincoln, everybody. So honest,
maybe the most honest, although some people say
I’m a little more honest. So Abe over there,
he’s laughing. He’s number two,
the second-most honest. I’m number one. I told you not to go
to that theater, Abe! I told you. I told you plays were boring,
but of course, you’re fine. Nothing happened to you, so I don’t know
why the audience groaned. You’re here in this timeline. In this timeline, you’re fine. You’re 200 years old
and you’re right there and you’re laughing at me
and we’re friends. [ Normal voice ] Trump’s
rambling non-speech fever dream or whatever the hell it was
was really just a showcase for our perpetually aggrieved and wounded president
to nurse his ego, relive old glories,
and lash out at random critics and shout away
imagined opponents. For example, Trump claimed
that his three years as president have been marred by traitors
trying to take him down and kept using a few
insane phrases in particular. -It was evil. It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars. The bad ones, the leakers,
the liars, the dirty cops. Horrible dirty cops. When I fired that sleaze bag,
he was the top scum. We caught him in the act. Dirty cops. -Is he whining about impeachment
or narrating a movie trailer? [ As Trump ]
It was the bad ones, the leakers,
the liars, the dirty cops. And the only one who could
take them down was Serpi-Dope. [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
I hope this is a reminder to everyone who thought Trump has somehow managed
to restrain himself during the State of the Union
two days ago. The Trump we saw today
was the real Trump, and it’s the Trump
we’re gonna keep seeing for the next nine months
until the election, because it’s pretty clear from
his vengeful celebratory tone that Trump wanted this to be
the week that for all intents and purposes, he kicked off
his 2020 re-election campaign. Although I’m not sure Trump
ever really stopped campaigning. He spends more time in arenas
than Jon Bon Jovi. [ As Trump ]
You ready to rock, Kansas? [ Normal voice ]
“This is Missouri, you idiot!” [ Cheers and applause ] For example, during his
White House tirade today, Trump bragged about his
near-unanimous victory in the Republican Iowa
caucus on Monday, even though he’s
the incumbent president and everyone expected him
to win easily. But Trump still sent a big team to Iowa on Monday
as a show of force, including his adult
gargoyle sons, Eric and Don Jr. And Don Jr. relayed what Iowans
have been telling him throughout his time
campaigning in the state. -Honestly, the biggest thing
I get is thanks. It’s someone telling us
thank you for the sacrifices
that your family is making, because you didn’t need
this job, right? The presidency wasn’t the next
natural progression for my father like it
would have been for Hillary where it’s her turn.
Right? He’d actually done things
in the real world. He needed this job, frankly,
like a hole in the head, especially understanding
the resistance that he was gonna get. -Ah, but are you sure he doesn’t
already have a hole in his head? Listen to him talk and tell me he doesn’t have
some hole in his head. -10,000 known or suspested
gang members. Advising lawmarkers. Will not be tolerited. -Yes, you see,
Democratic lawmarkers suspested that Trump
had committed a crime, but ultimately Republicans
decided it could be tolerited. That was Monday,
and then on Wednesday, Trump was hoping his week
would be propelled even further by an acquittal
in the Senate on party lines, where he expected to receive
100% support from Republicans. And while it’s true
that Trump was acquitted, his good news was stepped on
by the fact that Republican senator
Mitt Romney sided with Democrats
and voted to convict him. Romney rained on Trump’s parade,
which is bad news for Trump, because he doesn’t know
how to use an umbrella. But seriously,
even with the acquittal, that one vote
is a historical stain that will remain
on Trump’s presidency forever. That fact’s gonna show up on Trivial Pursuit
cards years from now. “Who is the only president
in history to have a senator
of his own party vote to remove him from office? Hint — The answer is not…” -Abe Lincoln, Honest Abe. -Now, Romney knew he would pay a political price
for this decision because Trump allies had already
warned that if Republicans
vote against the president, your head will be on a pike. And Romney was asked
about that danger in an interview on Fox News. -You realize this is war. Donald Trump will never
forgive you for this. -There’s a hymn that is sung
in my church. It’s an old protestant hymn
which is “Do what is right,
let the consequence follow.” -There’s probably no better way
to flummox Donald Trump than by quoting a religious hymn because he has no idea
what it means. When Trump hears the phrase,
“old protestant hymn,” he probably thinks
he’s referring to a member of his cabinet. [ As Trump ] Oh, yeah, I got
a bunch of old protestant “hims” and I got one protestant “her.” [ Normal voice ]
And sure enough, Trump did fire back at Romney
yesterday with a bizarre ad aimed at a member
of his own party accusing Romney of being
a secret Democratic traitor. But I’m not sure the ad had
quite the damaging effect on Romney
that Trump hoped it would have. -Slick, slippery, stealthy. Mitt Romney had us fooled. Posing as a Republican,
he tried to infiltrate Trump’s administration
as Secretary of State. Now his cover’s blown, exposed by news reports
as a Democrat secret asset. -Look, I’m no Mitt Romney
superfan, but you do realize this ad makes
him look incredibly cool, right? I mean, I didn’t think
it was possible to take a boring private
equity robot like Romney and turn him into James Bond,
but somehow Trump did it. Literally wearing sunglasses, and you describe him as slick,
stealthy, and a secret asset. You might as well give him
a martini and Aston Martin and put him next
to Pussy Galore. [ As Romney ] Uh, Ms. Galore,
do you mind if I read you an old protestant hymn? [ As Galore ]
Call me Pussy, Mitt. [ As Romney ]
Oh, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no,
I’m not gonna do that. Definitely not. [ Normal voice ] And yet,
while Romney stood alone among Republicans
in holding Trump accountable, others who voted to acquit Trump
tried to dodge questions about their votes, especially
the deeply vulnerable senators facing re-election
in swing states in 2020. Take Maine senator
Susan Collins, who sided with Trump
on impeachment, but also tried to claim
in an interview with Fox News last night that Trump
had learned his lesson. -Will something in you
be disappointed if you never see any evidence
that he has learned a lesson or if he does something
like this again? -Very much so. I hoped that the president
would have learned from the fact that
he was impeached by the House. There were so many of us who
are Republicans in the Senate who are very critical
of the call. The call was wrong. Parts of the call were fine. -What do you mean,
parts of the call were fine? “He nailed the ‘Hello,’ and I thought the ‘Goodbye’
was solid, too. Put it back in the cradle
when he was done.” Also, why do you think Trump
would have learned anything? Just today, he said
the call was perfect again. Trump is incapable of learning. Doesn’t matter what the subject
is — spelling, geography,
he never learns. Remember, this is a guy
who misspelled his wife’s name
and his own name and who has literally invented
multiple fake countries. -Tanzania. Nambia. -Yes — Tanzania and Nambia. This guy is the president, and he doesn’t even know
basic geography. If you said “Bangladesh”
to Trump, he’d go… [ As Trump ]
Why? Is Ladesh hot? [ Laughter, cheers,
and applause ] [ Normal voice ] Collins
was then asked if Trump had given her any assurances that he had learned his lesson,
and she admitted he had not. -Did he give you any assurance
that he would not do something like that again,
accept foreign help in anything related to someone
that might be running with him? Did you talk to him
about it at all? -I’ve had no conversations
with him throughout the trial. -So, why do you have that
feeling that he has changed, that he learned a lesson? -Well, I may not
be correct on that. It’s more aspirational
on my part. -Oh, it’s aspirational.
That’s nice. Do you have one of those
motivational posters up in your office, you know, like the one with the cat
that says, “Hang in there.
He might not be a criminal.” Then there was Colorado senator
Cory Gardner, another deeply vulnerable
Republican facing a tough re-election
in a swing state. Gardner also sided with Trump
on impeachment. Last night,
on a local news station, he was asked repeatedly if
Trump’s actions were appropriate and would not answer
the question, while also insisting
he was answering the question. -Do you believe it’s appropriate for the president
of the United States to ask a foreign leader to
investigate a political rival? Yes or no?
-That wasn’t the question that we had last night,
or that we had in impeachment. -Was the president’s behavior
appropriate, though? -But that wasn’t the question. -So, clearly, not answering
that question. -Well, I did answer the question
about impeachment. -No, you didn’t.
These guys all have the same Trump brain disease
where they think they can just Jedi mind trick us into not
believing what we’re seeing. That’s why Trump’s always
doing that thing with his hands, you know? He’s trying to pull
an Obi Wan Kenobi on us, but instead, he just
looks like he’s playing an invisible accordion. [ As Trump ] Those aren’t
the droids you’re looking for. You guys want to hear a polka? You want to hear a polka? [ Normal voice ] The fundamental
tenets of Trumpism and the modern Republican party
are grievance and paranoia, and that was on full display in Trump’s deranged
press conference today. But vulnerable Republicans
in swing states are struggling
to defend that behavior because a majority
of Americans in polls still believe that the
president’s crimes cannot be… -Tolerited.
-This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

100 thoughts on “Trump’s Deranged Post-Impeachment Press Conference: A Closer Look

  1. Why do you guys use the word sham? That's the same stupid word that those idiots use. When you use the same word that they use then it totally. Has no power. It just sounds like you are. Trying to repeat their words. It's like a juvenile. You're stupid. No, you're stupid.

  2. It is very unfair what Trump is doing. He thinks that his bullying is always going to prevail. He probably has his body invaded with some illness that is corroding him from the inside out? Bush, Clinton, and Obama should get together and do something about it.
    We just found out that Don Jr.s hunting cabin is being paid by tax money. That is not fair. And all of his base, Barr, senators, lawyers, etc. think that it is OK for Trump to be stealing our tax money for his own gain and benefit. Why? What has he done to deserve it?
    What did we do to the Republican senators and his lawyers to impose Trump to us? We voted for them, pay taxes so that they can get their salary, and look how the pay us back? They even laugh at us. Look at Giuliani’s big smile all the time, it is Like he rejoices that Trump is destroying everything that makes or made the USA such a great country! And they even help him to get his way all the time. And if he gets it anyway, he turns vindictive! Why? He has destroyed so many lives of the people who worked for him! Why?
    Why? Why? Why? What did we do to deserve this from you, the people who voted for you, that trusted you with our lives, the protection to our country from people like your leader, the survival of our country against the enemy? What are you doing? Do you realize what you are doing to our country? Why? Why are you doing it?

  3. There's nothing in this skit with substance. No facts just whiny baby boo boo stuff. I'm so glad he won. Even though the whole world knew he would. I didn't even bother watching the shenanigans, just waited for his victory speech. Which was awesome by the way. Dems know how to waste time and insult/bully people. That's about it.
    Still waiting for ANY facts why Trump is a bad President. I can see hes the most competent one America has had in a very long time. And we already know he will win again. No brainer.

  4. He is so idiotic to realize that the labels during Lincoln’s time meant the opposite of today. So, calling Honest Abe a Republican, does not fit the party platform at that time. Can you imagine a Republican offering freedom and the end to slavery? If today’s Republicans were faced with the choice and their industries relied on free, or slave, labor, they would never have pursued it. Also, can you imagine any one of the Republicans, aside from Mitt Romney, being called Honest, especially after the sham of a trial held with no witnesses and no evidence?

    Typical of Trump who never read the Constitution, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Appropriation laws that prohibit tinkering with a budget (e.g., holding back military assistance approved by the president and codified into Federal appropriations law), he would never read the history of the parties, and would see that the platforms and names would switch after the Civil War…

    Not that he would read this, but it may be interesting to others as to why they should not claim Abe Lincoln as a Republican…
    During the 1860s, Republicans, who dominated northern states, orchestrated an ambitious expansion of federal power, helping to fund the transcontinental railroad, the state university system and the settlement of the West by homesteaders, and instating a national currency and protective tariff. Democrats, who dominated the South, opposed these measures. After the Civil War, Republicans passed laws that granted protections for African Americans and advanced social justice; again, Democrats largely opposed these expansions of power.

    Sound like an alternate universe? Fast forward to 1936. Democratic president Franklin Roosevelt won reelection that year on the strength of the New Deal, a set of Depression-remedying reforms including regulation of financial institutions, founding of welfare and pension programs, infrastructure development and more. Roosevelt won in a landslide against Republican Alf Landon, who opposed these exercises of federal power.

  5. ummm. Tanzania is a real country…. it's in Africa. I know for a fact there's no Nambia, but Tanzania exists in E. Africa.

  6. He's not talking to us, he's talking to his deranged, conspiracy driven base. He doesn't care about us. And he doesn't care about them either. He only cares that he can keep fooling them.

  7. UPPERS: red face, sweating profusely, slurring misspronounced, incoherent, rambling
    ALL the above
    With the NUCLEAR CODES!

  8. Your jokes are not funny and did you ever look in the mirror ? You not all that dude. Your head is too big for your body. You look ridiculous.

  9. …Trump went on picking all the leeches of his ass giving them the names of those who did his bidding… the number of "O" rings on his big behind is countless, such was the fervor a gusto of those sucking on it…

  10. Seth Myers ABC news networks suck Soros Bloombergs balls until their drained low life pedophiles why do youth even watch celebs or comedians take on politics

  11. Seth meyers is not funny. His show should be on c-span he has turned to political. Seth Meyers is the problem in America. He is easily offended and a crybaby.

  12. He’s nuts, I hate listening to his bullshit voice. How can people trust this clown? He’s nuts. The Republican Party has destroyed their credibility. They have lied to cover up his crimes against our nation. Top scum! That’s them

  13. Now I know why so many self-hating white people are so ignorant and arrogant. This is where they get their news.
    It's also why I'm going to stop voting democrat and become an independent.
    You people are an embarrassment to the real democrats.

  14. How can such an idiot become president? A few things in the USA are supporting such development..
    – influence of spin doctors and money on who becomes president.
    – media like fox news who supports a campaign ..
    Unless you change these things USA becomes highly vulnerable to the influence of big companies and industries

  15. The world after Trump is into his fourth year, is divided, poorer, sadden, chaotic…..I hope the Americans get the world a sane person with good character and a kind heart. These are enough…. we look like we are heading toward WW3 …

  16. I really don't know how you americans can stand to have such a president. I mean, I know I can't stand my own politics. But I didn't vote for them.

  17. Mary Anne Trump once called her son Donald Trump an "idiot" who should never go into politics. She should also have said he is a vicious orange bald lard ass.

  18. Sorry to bust your bubble, but the Jedi mind tricking works like a f***ing charme.
    They all got elected and probably reelected by a lot of americans.

  19. Don Jr is right, the Trump family isn't given nearly enough credit for all the sacrifices they've made since Trump took office

    Government can and will, do what it feels like. 
    The Laws do NOT apply to them, jus ask them.

  21. For what it is worth, the clip about 2 Corinthians is not the FIRST time that Satan has quoted the Bible. –

  22. Trump is probably the most corrupt and lying president the USA ever had…I am so grateful to be European, although our politicians are crooked too, as most are, but Trump is almost a dictator.

  23. This stuff is beyond humour, and it changes nothing other than help to make it more palatable. these tv comedians are Trump enablers.

  24. "I don´t like people that use their faith as a justification of what they know is wrong". If that so,Trump must hate himself.

  25. Nothing like a late night comedian that knows nothing about politics slinging around words like "sham impeachment acquittal". The vote was normal. 2/3 of senators did not vote to convict. That's how it goes normally. What was a sham was the democrats political staged manoeuvre which is NOT in line with what the founders intended for impeachment (hence the 2/3 requirement). It's their right to do it, just as it was senate's right to slam it into the trash where it belongs since impeachment is meant to be a bi-partisan process in case an actual crime is committed from the president. This ended as it very well should have. Cry more.

  26. Ladesh joke has hilarious 😆 I am from Bangladesh,, love your show,,, today we live in a world where comedian does politician job,like telling the truth,, and politicians😆 this guys are fun to watch but not to Trust, you guys should swap the place,,

  27. The religous ppl curse every Democrat and anti trumps. Im fed up with tjat tv religous bunch.
    If i didnt already have a good relationship with Jesus it would to me. For those that dont know Jesus they may not because they associate trump corruption and right wing republicans.

  28. All of you who hates trump are just a byproduct of liberal propaganda indoctrination, you just spewing the same rhetoric that is prevailing in mainstream to fit in with the flocks. At least have some individuality about yourself, instead of being a contrived ideological exponent of mainstream narrative.

  29. Notice all the hell of this and hell of that? Yeap wonderful Christian witness. He probaly cussed at the prayer breakfast

  30. loser trump KNOW he is illegitimate because he lost the popular vote. (and to a woman). that mathematical loser cloud will always hang over him. being of low IQ, he tries to compensate with his realtiy show schtick. quite simple really.

  31. Meyers, you are just like Jimmy Drivel and Colbert…………….your 'Messiah' Barry (PINO) Soetero would have never been talked about like this, but you are a typical beta boy just like Drivel, Colbert along with 99% of your SNL buddies. Barry fired 200+ Generals and multiple Ambassadors , but you don't mention that just like MSM. Hope your show keeps sliding down the ratings………..Trump 2020….Nunes….2024!!

  32. Susan Collins looks and talks like she's onboarding Parkinson's disease. At the very least there's some neurological damage going on there. Gardner is clearly in the closet and has no problem doing the wrong thing. Coloradoans will send his fake ass home come November.

  33. Trump wants everyone to worship him. He wears his need for submission on his sleeve for all to see. If anything, Trump is proof there is no God because no divine being would allow Trump to prance around like he does.

  34. I dont believe you at @Seth Meyers 😡😡. My president does not know that many syllables you disrespecting all paperboy

  35. “Russia, if you're listening, we need to look into the orinjes of all known or suspessted criminickals (wuh wuh, LOOK!). ‘It was a perfect call’ that will not be tolerided in the stanktuary of the United Shtates, the country where the action is

    ('I have done nothing wrong', “crooked Hillary” Obama Obama Obama Obama Obama …(sniff) (sniiiiff) (sniff) (sniiiiiff) (sniff) (sniiiiff).”

  36. God I am so tired of snl trump stuff . The impersonations .
    Picking apart pieces of sentences making a joke about it . Is that all that's left. ?
    Yes the dems/libs game is over so all ya got is this guy, chris Cuomo i.e beating dead horses for eternity.
    Any of this make sense ????
    Dems/libs, hollywood for that matter , let's put all the rats in one bag, GET THE F OVER IT .

    Whining babies !

  37. Should be ashamed, the Democrats do nothing for you, they lie and this is who you lie support. Pelosi rips SOTU and you say nothing of that. So shut up.

  38. I think that America would be better without president🙊. That President is there to look and be clever🤬😎😵😠 . But now non of this is there…so why?!. In the eyes of the other countries it's looks like it is comedy show. But instead laughing people crying.
    America why ? Tell me why ? It is the question i wish someone would answer.
    One person told me that we choose the president to represent us.
    🤨 Really is this what people think about them selves when they choose the president.🤯🧓

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