For the last time in 2017, Seth Meyers used a monologue on the Thursday, December 21, edition of his NBC Late Night program to slam President Donald Trump regarding the tax-cut bill that Republicans in Congress passed earlier this week.
Not surprisingly, the liberal comedian began his “A Closer Look” segment by claiming: “Republicans spent yesterday gleefully celebrating their tax plan and lavishing praise on President Trump, with Trump even going so far as to claim that he also repealed ObamaCare.”
The Late Night host first mocked Trump’s assertion that he might have coined the term “tax cuts” instead of using the phrase “tax reform.”
Meyer then exclaimed: “Oh my God! Do you really think you came up with the phrase ‘tax cuts?’’ Those are literally the two most popular words in the history of politics!”
“That’s right, Trump claims he invented the phrase ‘tax cuts.’” the host continued. “That is so fake, the only thing that would be more fake is claiming you came up with the word ‘fake.’”
Meyers pointed to the fact that Trump had claimed he'd come up with the term “fake news.”
Next, he continued with Trump’s “delusional self-congratulation” during his cabinet meeting, where he claimed his administration has done “like no administration has done.”
“You passed one bill!” Meyers then exclaimed. “And people are so enthusiastic about you that Alabama elected a Democratic senator.”
The liberal comedian also mocked Vice President Mike Pence for his enthusiastic support of the GOP president, joking that Trump "was like: Dude, I’m married.”
Meyers also slammed the “lackeys” in the GOP for “stroking his ego” at the White House while celebrating the passing of the tax reform bill.
“During a speech yesterday celebrating the passage of the Republican tax bill,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said: “Something this profound could not have been done without exquisite presidential leadership.”
The Late Night host said that phrase reminded him “of that classic holiday song, ‘Ryan, the Brown-Nosed Reindeer.’”
To illustrate his point, Meyers then showed a picture of Ryan with reindeer antlers on his head and a red ball on his nose.
The host then stated that “Trump convened his cabinet for their final meeting of the year yesterday, and as usual, he could not help but take a gratuitous swipe at the media.”
Trump called on Housing Secretary Ben Carson to say a prayer, but before doing so, said this about the reporters in the room:
So with that, I’m gonna ask Ben Carson -- You can stay if you want to because you need the prayer more than I do, I think.
You may be the only ones -- Maybe a ;good, solid prayer -- and they’ll be honest, Ben. Is that possible?
“Ah, yes, prayer,” Meyers noted after the video clip had finished. “What a cool thing to be a d**k about.”
“But is it possible for a prayer to make people more honest?” he asked before showing a picture of Trump having religious leaders laying their hands on him earlier this year. “That didn’t seem to take.”
Meyers also stated that Disney World unveiled its new President Trump robot for their Hall of Presidents this week, and “I just couldn’t be happier about it.”
“Wow,” he added. “The Trump robot looks like he just saw the Trump robot. Did they let his ex-wives design this? Anyway, we’re going to use the face of the Trump robot instead of a picture of the actual President Donald Trump.”
Next, Meyers referred to the fact that “President Trump tweeted this morning: ‘Was Fox & Friends just named the most influential show in news? You deserve it, three great people! The many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula for success.’”
Of course, it came as no surprise that the comedian responded: “Hey, Dummy. That show is influential because you believe every word they say, and they mostly read just your tweets.”
Then the host noted with mock sadness: “Tonight is our last show of the year. Which means we’re not going to get to do a single joke about Betsy DeVos attempting a joke about attempting a New Year’s countdown.”
Since that education secretary of the Trump administration has criticized public schools while in office, Meyers joked that she doesn’t know much about education, including mathematics.
“‘Ten, 11,'' ‘No, Betsy!' ”12, 50.”
Meyers will return to his show in early January, when he is expected to continue his barrage of bad jokes against the Republicans in general and President Donald Trump in particular.