President Trump celebrated Easter ranting about immigrants, as more key members of his cabinet are accused of corruption, Seth Meyers described on Late Night.
“Yesterday being Easter, the holiest day of the Christian calendar…Trump woke up bright and early and tweeted to his followers ‘Happy Easter.’ And all was right with the world. For 90 minutes,” Meyers recounted.
Then Trump started raving about caravans of immigrants crossing the border.
“Who could forget how Christ rose on the third day and said unto his followers, ‘We gotta do something about all these Mexicans!’,” Meyers snarked.
The NBC late-night host said he’s not surprised Trump doesn’t embrace the spirit of Easter, adding, “I bet every kid who found an egg on the White House lawn is getting a bill within the next week. ‘We have had terrible egg deals for too long! Kids have been taking our eggs! They’re laughing at us!’,” Meyers imagined Trump saying at a campaign rally.
All Trump had to do to kick off Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll was come out on the balcony, say hello to the children, thank the First Lady for putting together the event, and thank the White House Historical Association for their help.
What did Trump do? He came out and thanked Melania. Then he said, “I want to thank the White House Historical Association and all the people who work so hard to keep this incredible house, or building or whatever you want to call it. Because there really is no name for it.”
“There’ s a name for it!” Meyers screeched. “It’s the name everyone calls it! It’s the White House!”
“Trump’s talking about the most famous building in the world like a nervous tour guide on his first day,” Meyers marveled.
But, things got worse when Trump told the tots on the White House lawn, of the building for which there is no name – except The White House – “It’s special and we keep it in tip-top shape. We call it sometimes ‘tippy-top shape’.”
“What is he DOING?!” Meyers ranted. “Trump talks like he’s trying to distract a security guard while his friend steals a vase!”
Then, to an audience of young children, who are just there to play games with eggs, Trump began to speak about how great the economy is doing, adding “nothing is ever easy” but there has never been an economy like his economy. And, he added, the military will soon be at a level it’s never been before. “You see what’s happening,” he told the young children, adding that “funding of our military is so important” and that they should “just think of the $700 billion because that’s what’s going into our military this year.”
Commented Meyers: “I’m shocked the children did not start booing, ‘STOP making us think about the military! We want EGGS!’”