Seth Meyers has spent a lot of time on Late Night mocking Donald Trump but last night he turned his attention to Hillary Clinton. Wikileaks released what it claimed were speeches Clinton had been paid to make. She apparently claimed she needed both a public and private persona.
“You would think at this point Hillary could just kick back with a glass of Chardonnay and her laptop and just keep refreshing FiveThirtyEight.com until Election Day,” Meyers said. “After all, she’s running against a lying, racist buffoon who doubles as Billy Bush’s wingman, and is such a menace to democracy he doesn’t even know the date of the election—November 8th—as he proved at a rally yesterday.”
“Still, Hillary’s ties to Wall Street have caused her problems with at least one constituency—and that’s young voters,” he said. Meyers discussed Clinton’s speech where she discussed her public and private persona. During the second presidential debate, Clinton claimed she had been speaking about the movie Lincoln. Meyers wasn’t quite buying it.
“It turns out Hillary really was telling the truth because in the actual transcript of that speech, she says, ‘…if you saw the Spielberg movie, Lincoln, and how he was maneuvering and working to get the 13th Amendment passed… politics is like sausage being made… we usually end up where we need to be. But if everybody’s watching… then people get a little nervous, to say the least,” Meyers said. “So, you need both a public and a private position. So I guess the real scandal is that bankers paid thousands of dollars for Hillary Clinton’s movie reviews.”
Meyers wondered if Clinton had gone to bankers to tell them to regulate themselves. Clinton criticized regulations in one speech and told her audience that government should rely on industry to help decide regulations. “You went to Wall Street and told them they should regulate themselves?” Meyer said. “You think billionaires regulating themselves is a good idea? Have you met your opponent?”
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