Seth Meyers used his “Closer Look” segment on Thursday evening to tackle the timeline of President Trump and his allies. He ignored health experts and fired officials who pushed back the preferred narrative that downplayed the coronavirus pandemic. One of them, Dr. Rick Bright testified before the House of Representatives that he was partially fired because he had opposed Trump̵
“That’s why we need an effective, functioning, centralized federal government that listens to scientists, rather than relying on private companies, to do things that won’t benefit either their investors or their bottom line,” said Meyers, referring to Trump’s failed March plan Outsource tests to companies like Target and CVS. “Republicans love to hollow out the government and outsource everything to large companies and then complain that the government is incompetent and how a company should be run. This is their scam: make the government incompetent and use that incompetence as Proof that the government is bad. ” I’m like a husband who cheats on his wife and then says, “You see? This is proof that we need an open marriage.”
In this segment, Meyers explains how Trumpworld’s recent turn against Dr. Anthony Fauci – one of the country’s most popular and trustworthy personalities and a non-partisan public health official – has tried to reword the good doctor as a bad actor leads the federal government around instead of just advising them to use the best medical information available.
“Of course, in this case it is easier to pretend that Anthony Fauci is president, not Donald Trump,” notes Meyers, “because then you would have to recognize that the horrific death toll and crater economy have developed under Trump’s watch. “”