After the abrupt resignation of former Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor, Seth Meyers devoted his entire “A Closer Look” segment to the very short time Flynn spent on the job.
Meyers pointed to a Washington Post article that said the average tenure is about 2.6 years. Flynn lasted just 24 days.
“Twenty-four days,” Meyers said, “I use disposable razors for longer than that. He didn’t even last as long as a David Blaine stunt. At the rate resignations are happening, Trump is going to open his first State of the Union address by saying this…”
Then came spliced clips of President Donald Trump speeches arranged to make him say, “And now, I will step down.”
Meyers rolled out the “Michael Flynn National Security Advisor Highlights,” which didn’t last even four seconds. It showed a clip of Flynn at a podium, saying, “Good afternoon, everyone,” then faded to black with “The End” flashing on the screen.
The former “Saturday Night Live” lead writer went on to discuss how the Trump administration insisted for weeks that Flynn did not talk about sanctions with a Russian ambassador. Meyers ran the clip of Trump senior policy advisor Stephen Miller telling NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that the Flynn question is “one you should ask the president,” followed by Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway going on national television to say that Flynn “enjoys the full confidence of the president.”
Meyers mentioned that the Justice Department apparently warned the White House weeks ago that Flynn talked about sanctions and then lied about it. Then came the clip of Trump standing in a doorway aboard Air Force One and being asked about the Washington Post’s story that Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador.
“I don’t know about that. I haven’t seen it. What report is that? I haven’t seen it. I haven’t seen that. I’ll look at that,” Trump said.
That response led Meyers to say, “Trump sounds like a guy who’s being told there’s a nude scene in a movie he’s definitely already watched.”