In the less than three weeks since Donald Trump became the President of the United States, the new administration’s agenda has repeatedly felt unstoppable with successful confirmation hearings, contentious executive orders, potential violations of federal law and ongoing unchecked conflicts of interest.
For liberal Americans still not over having to say goodbye to President Barack Obama, this has been a lot to process.
Channeling this frustration, Seth Meyers spent part of his most recent “Late Night” taking establishment Democrats to task for the recent setbacks. His “A Closer Look” segment began with the question on many minds at the moment ― “Where are the Democrats?”
Throughout the segment, Meyers supported the movements of support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), while making a case that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been ineffective.
Meyers concluded in the segment, “Look, Democrats, you have millions of fired-up protestors demanding that you stand up to Trump ― more of you should be on board with Warren. I mean, isn’t there anyone out there willing to stand up and fight?”
The best joke? “Democrats, you’re the Pussycat Dolls of Capitol Hill. It’s been awhile since you’ve had a hit.”
The late-night comedian unfortunately does not get into the nuances of what fighting the Trump administration should mean for the Democrats in power. Sanders and Warren speaking up clearly hasn’t stopped Trump either, even if protests do seem to be making a difference on the president’s decisions.
Meyers also appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” Wednesday night, where Meyers took responsibility for Trump’s election. However, the comment was mostly made as a joke that Fallon shouldn’t be blamed for normalizing Trump in the now infamous head-rubbing incident.
“I am the reason he won,” Meyers said. “I made fun of him in 2011. That’s the night he decided to run. I kicked the hornet’s nest. You just rubbed a hornet’s head.”
Watch highlights from Meyers’ appearance with Fallon below:
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