Meyers said that his show believes in freedom of the press, and for that reason he stands in solidarity with the Washington Postand Trump will not be welcome on his show. Meyers then used the opportunity to mock other late-night shows like the Tonight Show who traditionally play games with Trump as part of their interview. “We could have gone to Coney Island and ridden the Cyclone in a segment we would have called ‘Will His Hair Move?’ We could have double dutched while talking about the day’s news in ‘Trump’s Jumps.'”
Republican officials had hoped Trump would calm his incendiary rhetoric in the primary and become a more moderate candidate that doesn’t scare the hell out of the typical Republican voter and the business community. That didn’t happen, however.
“To be clear, this is bigotry, plain and simple. To claim any group of people, immigrants or anyone else, has anything in common with a terrorist murderer based simply on their ethnic background, or their religion or where they’re from is dangerous and wrong,” Meyers said after playing clips from Trump’s press conference Monday. That doesn’t even include the other false statements Trump made in the press conference. “He also claimed, without a shred of evidence, that there are Muslims in this country who are knowingly protecting terrorists.”
“More importantly Trump’s claim is a bigoted lie. First, Muslim communities across the country have countless times worked with law enforcement to help identify terrorist suspects,” Meyers said.
Trump also tried to champion himself as a leader for LGBT rights telling Fox News he’s better than Hillary Clinton for the gay community. “That’s right, Trump is great for the gay community as long as you ignore all the times Trump has repeatedly expressed his opposition to marriage equality and promised to appoint Supreme Court judges who would overturn it,” Meyers said.
“Trump is stoking fear and spreading hate and this is important,” Meyers urged. “We can’t become immune to it. We cannot allow it to become normalized. Which is why we need a robust, independent press like the newspapers Trump banned from his campaign to challenge the fearmongering and provide us with sober clear-eyed reporting. Otherwise, we’re going to have to get all of our news from ‘Rich Prick’s Monthly.'”