Trump’s Incompetence and Corruption on Display as Hurricane Nears: A Closer Look
Trump’s Incompetence and Corruption on Display as Hurricane Nears: A Closer Look

-A dangerous hurricane is
heading toward the U.S. and the president
has been saying some very dumb stuff about it. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ Donald Trump’s
first and only goal has always been enriching
and protecting himself. In fact, you might remember that during
his Congressional testimony, Trump’s ex-fixer Michael Cohen
recounted that Trump’s presidential bid began solely as a way
to advertise his personal brand and make money, calling it the greatest infomercial
in political history. And one of the very specific
promises Trump made in his year-and-a-half-long
infomercial was that he was the only
candidate who could protect Americans, like the time he aired an ad
that ended with the slogan, “Donald Trump will protect you.
He is the only one who can.” Which is not only wrong,
but incredibly creepy. It sounds like something that
would be scribbled on a note slipped under the door by
a stalker in a Lifetime movie. You expect to hear that
after your estranged husband appears on the balcony
in a thunderstorm. “Donald! You startled me.” [ As Trump ]
I’ll protect you, Cynthia. I’m the only one who can. [ Thunder crashes ] [ Cheers and applause ] [ Normal voice ] So, if you saw
the Trump infomercial and you bought the product, that’s what he claimed
you were getting — A president who would
protect you from danger, and if you order now, two free
travel-sized containers. [ Audience groans, laughter ] But now it’s clear
as it’s ever been that much like any other product
you buy from an infomercial, it was a lot [bleep]
than it looked on TV. For example, Trump was asked
this weekend about a rebel faction in the country
of Colombia known by its Spanish acronym,
FARC, whose former leader has called for a return to
violence after a peace deal. This is obviously
a major foreign policy issue that any president should have at least a basic knowledge
about. And yet, when Trump was asked
about it, he barely seemed to even know what the reporter
was talking about. -About Colombia, how do you feel
about former FARC leaders calling for a return to war? -Colombia, you said? -Yeah, Colombia.
Former leaders of FARC. -You’re talking about
the country of Colombia? Yeah. No,
we have a great relationship, and they’re not doing badly. They have a problem
because of Venezuela. A lot of people are pouring in,
but Colombia, we’ve had a great relationship
with Colombia. -Good Lord. It’s like when
the dumbest kid in your class is giving an oral report
and stalling for the bell, but he’s so dumb,
he forgot class just started. [ Laughter ] [ As Trump ] Colombia, you say?
Yeah, sure, here we go. Buckle up, everybody, because
here comes an oral report about Colombia. Which is a country…
that is our friend. Come on, ring, bell, ring! [ Normal voice ]
“Donald, it’s 9:01.” Also, what do you mean, “You’re talking about
the country of Colombia”? What else could
he be talking about? Did you think he was talking
about Columbia Pictures? [ As Trump ] We have a great
relationship with Columbia. In fact, we’re right now
in the process of obtaining a VHS copy of
“The Shawshank Redemption.” [ Normal voice ] Of course,
Trump probably thinks FARC is just how they say
“fork” in Boston. [ Boston accent ] Honey,
we don’t need new silverware. I’ll just go to Dunkies
and steal some plastic farcs.” [ Laughter ] So Trump maybe doesn’t know there’s a country called
Colombia, and then there’s Trump’s
ignorance when it comes to
Hurricane Dorian, a category 2 hurricane
currently approaching the U.S. Trump apparently knows
just as much about hurricanes as he does about Colombia
because when it was first classified
as a category 5 hurricane, Trump went out of his way to say
he had no idea what that was. -Dorian is the fourth category 5
hurricane to threaten the U.S. since President Trump
took office. But the president said at
a FEMA briefing yesterday, he’s never heard
of such a thing. -I’m not sure that I’ve ever
even heard of a category 5. I knew it existed,
and I’ve seen some category 4s. You don’t even see them
that much. But a category 5 is something
that I don’t know that I’ve ever even
heard the term other than I know it’s there. [ Laughter ] -What do you mean you’ve never
heard of a category 5 hurricane? You’ve already had three of them
as president. You’ve definitely heard of them,
you just forgot. Is that why you’re wearing a hat
that says “USA” to remind you of which country
you’re in? [ As Trump ] God bless the… “Ooosa.” [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
Also, that’s not… [ Applause ] That’s not what anyone
wants to hear from the president when a hurricane
is bearing down on them. It’s like if you called 911
and the operator said [Bleep] “104-degree fever? I didn’t know
they went that high! [ Laughter ] Gary! Gary! Did you know it went to 104?! Gary knew.” But the weirdest thing about
this is it’s not even the first time Trump has used
this line. In fact,
he has repeatedly claimed throughout his presidency
that he’s never heard of a category 5 hurricane
before. -They’ve never seen a category
like this come in ’cause it came in really at a 5. It was a category 5. I never even knew
a category 5 existed. This has been a category 5 which few people have
ever even heard of. A category 5. Nobody’s ever heard
of a 5 hitting land. Category 5 hurricane.
Category 5. Never heard about
category 5s before. Got hit as a 5, category 5 storm which just literally
never happens. So we’ve never seen it actually
touch down as a category 5. People have never seen
anything like that. -The best part of that montage
are that the faces of the people around him are definitely saying they have heard
of a category 5 before. Look at that. That is the face
of a guy thinking, “Yeah, I can count to 5.” Trump is incapable of
and uninterested in delivering on the basic duties
of his office. In fact, he often makes
the situation worse like when he tweeted on Sunday
in addition to Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Georgia, and Alabama, were most likely be hit
(much) harder than anticipated, looking like one of the largest
hurricanes ever. “Already category 5. Be careful.
God bless everyone.” Okay. First of all, why is the
word “much” in parentheses like it’s a secret? [ As Trump ] They’ll be hit
harder — “Much” harder. [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
Second, and most importantly, Trump was wrong,
because 20 minutes later, the National Weather Service had
to issue a clarification saying, and this is real, “Alabama will
not see any impacts from Dorian. We repeat, no impacts
from Hurricane Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain
too far east.” The President
of the United States said an entire state
was in danger from a hurricane when it wasn’t and the
government had to correct him. I hope we never see another
wildfire ever again, but if you do, can you imagine
the Trump tweet? “Wildfires spreading quickly
from California to New Jersey to Spain. Everyone in Barcelona,
be careful, and God (Dios) bless you.” [ Laughter ] Seriously, what? [ Cheers and applause ] What other corrections
is the government going to have to put out as Trump’s brain
continues to deteriorate? We’re like a week away from
the Justice Department tweeting, “Contrary
to the president’s tweet, the Joker is not a threat. He’s a character in a movie
played by Joaquin Phoenix. There is no evacuation
of Gotham under way, nor is Gotham a real place.” [ Laughter ] Trump inaccurately spreading
disinformation about a dangerous hurricane
headed toward the U.S., despite the fact
that he made a big show of staying in Washington
to monitor the storm and even skipped a trip abroad, sending Vice President
Mike Pence instead. -President Trump announcing
today that he is canceling his trip to Poland this weekend
because of Hurricane Dorian. The Poland trip was intended
to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning
of World War II. The Vice President Mike pence
will attend in the president’s place.
-Okay, let’s be honest. I bet Trump didn’t want to go
on this trip to begin with. He was probably happy
to stay home. He hates going abroad. There’s no Fox News. The McDonald’s there have
different menus. And he has to wear
a full suit and tie instead of whatever
this look is. I guess you could call this
retiree chic. Eventually, though,
they’re going to have to add a message to the top of the hat
that said, “If found, return to the…” [ Laughter ] Also you know the other world
leaders were probably relieved when they heard Trump
wasn’t showing up. Because when he does,
he always says something insane like at the G7 in France
last week when he was asked about
the climate crisis which, of course,
is making natural disasters like hurricanes far more
frequent and intense. And he said this insane thing. -Mr. President, there was
a significant talk at the summit about climate change. I know in the past you’ve
harbored some skepticism of the science
of climate change. What do you think the world
should be doing about climate change, and do you
still harbor that skepticism? -I feel that the United States
has tremendous wealth. The wealth is under its feet. I’ve made that wealth
come alive, and I’m not going to lose
that wealth. I’m not going to lose it
on dreams, on windmills, which, frankly,
aren’t working too well. I’m not going to lose it. -No, you’ve definitely lost it. You’re rambling about windmills and making wealth come alive
under our feet. You’re like an old prospector. You should be wearing
a Stetson hat with a canteen around your neck. [ As Gabby Hayes ]
There’s riches in these hills, boys, right under our feet! We just got to make it
come alive! [ Normal voice ] On top of that,
Trump also used the occasion as a way to enrich himself
by reportedly encouraging Pence to stay at Trump’s private
golf resort in Ireland on Pence’s way back from Poland with taxpayers once again
picking up the tab. Pence was in Ireland holding
meetings in Dublin, and yet he chose to stay
at Trump’s resort, which is three-hour drive away on the other side
of the country. That’s like if every night
when I did this show, instead of going back
to my apartment, I stayed at a Radisson
in Baltimore because Lorne Michaels owned it. [ As Lorne Michaels ]
It’s a nice Radisson. And, you know, if you don’t,
uh… If you don’t want us
to wash your towels, just hang them up. [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
And when he was asked today about this obviously
corrupt practice, Pence clearly did not have
a good answer. -Vice President Mike Pence
took over the boss’s duties overseas, sparking criticism
by going well out of his way in Ireland to stay
at a Trump resort there. -Just to give you a chance
to respond, Democrats
have criticized you today for staying at the Trump
property in Doonbeg. They say you’re enriching
the president. What’s your response
to that criticism? -[ Inhales deeply ] It’s wonderful to be back
in Ireland. [ Laughter ] -Nothing is better than
watching the fake principal, holier-than-no-one Pence-bot
short circuit. Mr. Vice President,
as a religious man, what are your thoughts
on the president paying off an adult film star to cover up
an affair he had while being married? [ Laughter ] [ As Pence ] It’s great
to be back in Ireland. [ Laughter ] [ Normal voice ]
He was so flummoxed, his brain literally froze. In fact, after that,
he just stood there on the lawn for a few hours while
technicians rewired him. [ Laughter ] The president sold himself
as a strongman who was uniquely suited
to protecting Americans, and he has repeatedly made clear
he’s utterly incapable of even that basic task —
Both because he’s incompetent and because his only interest
is enriching himself. We’ve had corrupt,
stupid presidents before, but Donald Trump
is at a level… -Which few people have ever
even heard of. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

100 thoughts on “Trump’s Incompetence and Corruption on Display as Hurricane Nears: A Closer Look”

  1. thebigjul says:

    you also have a district of Colombia.

  2. Frank Snyder says:


  3. The Kingofsouthjackson says:

    It trips me out how all mainstream and network television has this guideline of hate and bad mouthing the president. I didn't vote for Trump.. but I tell you I can see a lot of the good Trump has done

  4. nick s says:

    More dislikes shows it all. Your dumb seth myers

  5. Michael Phipps says:

    And Joe Biden is who you want to replace him with lmao Joe can't even remember his name….

  6. NICK CAMPBELL says:

    🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ the American president is 100% artistic my twin boys are and they repeat things the same way trump does once the conversation starts if he repeats the conversation it will be the same answer as the last time he did like I’ve never heard of a category 5 ask him again 10 time in a month he will said the same thing!

    That man needs help think about only a special kid would be treated like he did as a child.
    he thinks like a child act like a child he is just an over grown 70 years child never gonna change!

    Nothing can change him he is what he is a born asshole!

  7. wilson fisch says:

    orange man bad! thank you for confirming!!!

  8. John says:

    The Mike Pence clip is so hilarious.

  9. Michelle Guillen says:

    HILARIOUS…I thought I needed oxygen after laughing so hard…Trump meetings…are like the Haribo USA Boardroom gold gummy bear commercial😂😂😂😂💀💀💀 just cant get enough thank you Seth!!😊👌

  10. Icon Icon says:

    I find it preposterously absurd that the general public and corporate media realistically expect politicians to be competent, which unequivocally confirms their incompetence, abysmal ignorance. A politically aware, astute individual understands that politicians are egotistical, willfully ignorant dolts who pretend to govern. The abolition of pseudo-gov't and the oligarchy will precede natural human evolution. It is inevitable that Anarchy will reign once the vast majority of souls on this earth start to wise up, shape up and become self-educated.

  11. less kiss says:

    Guinness book of world record : Dumbest president

  12. Brenda Brown says:

    I absolutely love Seth Meyers cause he absolutely tells the truth about the dummy in the White House. Trump is so stupid and evil. I will be so happy when God takes him out of The White House. He’s such a joke and a disgrace. Keep telling the truth Seth. You do make me laugh 😂

  13. M L says:

    man he is so dumb even my deaf cat laughed. and i dont even have a cat.

  14. jeddak says:

    Grade A m o r o n

  15. phillip kalaveras says:

    I love the fact that all you wackjobs have Trump on the brain 24/7

    I bet you have dreams of Trump pounding on you all night long and in your dream your loving it. I'm right huh?

  16. Pascal says:

    an idiot cant comment about someone else being stupid, learn from that seth meyers 🙂

  17. Pascal says:

    i dont know who is more scary, donald in that storm behind a window, or seth meyers wide crazy eye shot, id rather see donald, he is less scary

  18. DragonFae16 says:

    Wealth? What about health? Well, when your brain is turning to mush before our very eyes, it must be a difficult concept to look after our planet for the next generations.

  19. Mitch Fontenot says:

    How Does This ASS Clown Get this many views. More fake B S For Dumb Ass Hats to chew their CUD. Go broke nbc

  20. Michael McCoy says:

    NO, seth…..
    If found, DO NOT return to the USA!

  21. Jon Dan says:

    It’s this really life wtf! Can’t believe we have a joke as president

  22. Rosemarie Roussel says:


  23. Sea shadowbanned N.Christopher says:

    Propaganda and Lies…
    President Trump is Doing a Great Job!..

  24. Rainy Day says:

    OMG he's a dumbass!

  25. Don Benedict says:

    What's the deal with chump's camel toe neck?

  26. Pickle Done says:

    Category 6 of stupidity, and he got voted in as President. Stupid is as stupid votes.

  27. Michael DeWitt says:

    The only incompetent dumb fools are you Liberals

  28. Ernie Preciado says:

    I wish YouTube which stop this idiotic stuff of mind control and brainwashing anybody listen to a Goddamn leftist liberal is a idiot

  29. BRANDY D says:

    Does he even know what a wind mill is 🤷‍♀️🤔🤦‍♀️

  30. neejoy sola says:

    Well he could have thought of British Columbia Canada but….that would be giving trump to much credit lol

  31. peaberry says:

    you people are ugly

  32. Robin Potter says:

    Trump heard fart. How do you feel about the Columbia fart that is talking about war?

  33. 00muttley says:

    Seriously!!!! My goldfish can't even remember his name and even he is smarter than Dumbold Chump.

  34. augenbutter says:

    How about lifting sanctions against Venezuela and stopping to support Syrian rebel terrorists. Talk about that or the 9/11 lies!

  35. Daniel Marsala says:

    Trump/Pence is becoming senile

  36. Daniel Marsala says:

    5 is Trump/Pence's I.Q.

  37. Daniel Marsala says:

    Withhold taxes

  38. Kathryn Beecher says:

    My most optomistic fear about Trump is when we all find out we've been making fun of an honest-to-goodness mentally challenged, learning disabled, possibly spinal bifida born, medically altered, over-achiever all this time.
    Now wouldn't that be something? Maybe ol' Freddy Trump couldn't bear for anyone to know he had a retarded child, and had all the money to medically and academically hide/disguise it.
    (Trump's peeper give it away though.)

  39. Elvis Kong says:

    I'm generally left-leaning but I have voted for a few Republican candidates in the past. This buffoon is NOT a Republican – he has duped that party into believing he is a right wing conservative. This "man" was a Democrat at one point. He donated money to the Clinton campaign. This is not "fake news", it's fact. Don't take my word for it. Research it from as many sources as possible. I am dumbfounded when I see the amount of people ( his base) who believe the absolute nonsense this man speaks. He makes for interesting TV as he is as stupid as the very crayons he eats but he is a horrible and disrespectful leader.

  40. David Rolls says:

    Seth are you really gay or just an idiot??

  41. anthphoto says:

    Spence ………… America, is this the best you have? Asked why he is wasting tax payers money and that's what he comes back with? You can do better America.

  42. Monica Aasen says:

    He thought Columbia S.C. …😂

  43. monika laosi says:

    Wealth? What about health? Well, when your brain is turning to mush before our very eyes, it must be a difficult concept to look after our planet for the next generations.

  44. Polack Wizerd says:

    This dude is obsessed with Trump.. Lol Trump2020

  45. Bernadette Smart says:

    It's truly sad that this is what passes for comedy.

  46. David Barr says:

    Try to follow sheeple.

  47. tymirias tasenu says:


  48. tymirias tasenu says:


  49. tymirias tasenu says:


  50. trudat says:

    Dumpf…the un-funniest joke of the decade.

  51. Mike Perkins says:

    Trump is an abomination unto God and man.

  52. Patrick Modell says:

    So grateful God put Trump in place just when we needed him Most!

  53. Alan Mundy says:

    We all thought that Dan Quayle was a dumb choice for VP, but Mike Pence has shown himself to be an empty vessel with nothing between his ears. To think that he is but a heart beat away from the presidency.

  54. kateemma22 says:

    Does he think he won some competition by having category 5 hurricanes during his Presidency?

  55. cocosongo1 says:

    No no no it’s not like a dumb kid in your class ; it’s worst – a dumb orange Buffon in the whitehouse

  56. cocosongo1 says:

    That dodo doesn’t know what’s FARC

  57. cocosongo1 says:

    He says category 5 hurricane & the dodos behind him start clapping WTF..are we celebrating the arrival of Cat.5 hurricane now

  58. Marco Hernandez says:

    Seth Meyers you are the best I love watching went you make funny of the dumbest stupid person in the world Donald Trump I just can believe that a stupid person like Donald directing this great nation USA not even me that I dint have college I I’ll say stupid things like he does
    My question here is did he ever went to school??

  59. Marco Hernandez says:

    Other countries thinking we are stupid too

  60. Marco Hernandez says:

    This to ur stupid president

  61. tymirias tasenu says:


  62. Friend of Dorothy says:

    That gal laughing at 7:19 was hilarious…Trump’s tweets not so much.

  63. Robert Brown says:

    Was he talking about the Country Colombia next to Venezuala? Did someone change the map of South America to exclude Colombia? Who are the real idiots here?

  64. Pennywise The Clown says:

    Think you can do better? Who are you anyway? What is your real job Being a bitter liberal? It must pay well because there are enough assholes doing it.

  65. Robert Brown says:

    Seth Meyers is just a paid talking head as many are in the msm. Paid Domestic Enemies that many of us took oaths to protect the Constitution (our Country) against. Shows you how low and sad our Country has descended before Trump was elected President. Could be far worse, Hillary could have been President. What a reprieve our nation has got. We were finished if he wasn't elected.

  66. Robert Brown says:

    Don LeMoan, the race card man.

  67. Robert Brown says:

    The proof is in the facts. Trump has consistently drawn crowds of 10's of thousands of people since 2016 and still does today. Hillary drew CROWDS of a few hundred people in a high school gym. And the other Democrat Party hopefuls don't do much better. You can fool some of the people all of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Trump kicks ass. His results and accomplishments in just a few years are nothing short of amazing but you won't hear that on the Globalist MSM networks. Trump declared war on the Globalists in his inauguration address which includes both parties really and most of the leadership in this Country and the Deep State which is very deep and very nasty. Filthy really.

  68. Stone Lover says:

    Pence-Bot bit was hilarious..

  69. Arnold Phipps says:


  70. Alpha Dog says:

    Trump is a a narcissist. Period. He doesn’t care about you or me. Only wants to make a name for himself. I don’t care what anyone says: the Trump philosophy…do you, as an American, follow this? Humility and Trump’s philosophy run in opposite directions…

  71. Alpha Dog says:

    If you don’t agree then explain to me in detail Trumps rationale: why is he( or his way) the only way “to make America great again “ I for one don’t agree that America EVER lost it stature …WE ARE THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!! We have NEVER lost that….!!!

  72. GHustle4 says:

    Pause @5:24 and you will see just how stupid america looks especially with that ghost standing behind him…

  73. not interested in your lies says:

    Everyone is always pouring in😶

  74. Rene Galarza says:

    OMG! The laugh track is so freaking annoying.

  75. Mike LeBlanc says:

    Comic genius I'm excited for the next four year's…….the laugh trac reminds me of MASH.

  76. pigwa genonefa says:

    TRUMP 2020, whatever you say.
    He want to help America to be great again,after those fuckers who destroyed your country for several years
    ( bush,clinton,obama gang)
    Hilary is a alien, who split green balls to the glass. That's explain her behavior.

  77. ann galentovski says:

    anything You say is pleasure

  78. Arizona Scorpion says:

    even melanoma looks suicidal when she must be with the flabby adulterer

  79. Chris M says:

    No, the university of Columbia you fucking jackals!

  80. PitchToTheRhino1 says:

    Nice try. But my wallet's fat. Fatter than it ever was under Obama. Thank you Mr. Trump! From ALL of us!!!

  81. Anthony Garcia says:

    Hey Seth you liberal buffoon who's President again now?

  82. R. Waldman says:

    The government can't function without our money I encourage everyone go to your payroll dept on Monday apply exempt from paying federal taxes not only will you have more money in your pocket we will be sending a clear message are government is failing us in the most brutal way possible don't give your money away to the most corrupt government in U.S. history

  83. Chuck Brown says:

    He is such an embarrassment.

  84. 65wiseman says:

    His "hair" almost blew off – needs more Aquanet.

  85. Arucard Helsing says:

    Maybe he feels its admitting climate change is a thing.

  86. Just Glorious says:

    You LIAR. WATCH the SKY news. Shocking to see so much money involved.
    You are fake.

    My thoughts.

    Peace and love

  87. Zachary Monroe says:

    5:40 Why does it look like Trump is in front of a green screen?

  88. Kim Bradbury says:

    More fake news!!

  89. Bradley Smith says:

    How does it feel to have to tell your audience when to laugh. Joe Biden is up in the polls and he's a pedophile. Hopefully your not for beto o'Rourke either.

  90. Bradley Smith says:

    The hat joke and the fever joke were pretty funny though

  91. Alpha Dog says:

    This guy is as transparent as glass! And his (blind ) supporters …what a bunch! …you just don’t get it! He can do nothing but talk down to people! Never owning up—his big head —his ego—his self righteous attitude—always pointing fingers at someone else: “ it’s a witch-hunt!, it’s a coup! It’s a conspiracy!” Damn the media” —without an audience ( supplied by the media) what his he? A talking head…without an ounce of humility… just likes to hear himself talk…I find hard to believe anyone actually wants to follow this guy! His clown act of a being a president has turned Washington into a three ringed circus! Change America? He’s done that alright—but not for the better—and it might have cost him his job…and it comes as no surprise to me

  92. Andrew S says:


  93. charles bridges says:

    Maybe he should forget he's the president, NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE. LOL

  94. Michele Reid says:

    He hasn’t ever heard of a category 5? Obviously hasn’t watched Twister.

  95. Kelly ann kanye says:

    Trumps writers really make an ass out of him..they both are Always wrong, about Everything..

  96. Kelly ann kanye says:

    Taxpayers are tired of picking up these FREELOADERS TABS..

  97. Douglas West says:


  98. Anuj Falcon says:

    Usa thing was damn funncy. We laughed like anything. Awesome!

  99. The Piper says:

    People with Boston accents have round o's. Fork isn't pronounced fark, and not even close. LOL

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