Trump Is Depressed After the Midterms: A Closer Look


President Trump
is in a post-election funk as the blue wave that put
Democrats in charge of the House keeps getting bigger. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” ♪♪ As bad as things looked
for Republicans going into last week’s midterms, Trump himself was apparently
optimistic on election night. “Vanity Fair” reported that about 100 friends
and allies gathered at the White House
for a party to watch the
midterm election results. Trump was in high spirits
as the first polls closed, thinking that perhaps
he’d defied the laws of political gravity
once again. “His mood was great,” one Republican
who spoke with Trump said. “But that was before
everything went bad.” And you do not want to be
at a party with Donald Trump when things go bad. I bet Trump’s the kind of guy
who would start the night at the blender making margaritas
and singing Cardi B… and, at the end of the night,
crying in the bathtub eating burgers
with the wrappers still on. “Why can’t you vote, hamburger?” Of course, early on,
it seemed like Trump might have good reason
to be in high spirits, because the narrative
about what was happening got set very early by the media,
which declared unequivocally that the election was
definitely not a blue wave. -When you look at what’s
going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave. -This is not a blue wave.
-It is not a blue wave. -It’s nothing like a blue wave
or a tidal wave. -It’s not a blue wave. -So we haven’t seen
the blue wave. -There is not a blue wave. -That was like two hours in. Can you imagine if these guys had been calling
the 1980 Olympics? -Do you believe in miracles?! No! [ Laughter ] The media rushed
to set a narrative before most of the results
were actually in, but now in the week
since the elections, it’s become clear that this
was, in fact, a blue wave. In fact,
just to give you an idea of how wrong the media narrative
turned out to be, take South Carolina, a deep-red
state Trump won by 14 points. Trump intervened
in the GOP primary for a South Carolina
Congressional seat to campaign against the sitting
Republican, Mark Sanford, a Trump critic. Sanford famously had an affair
while he was governor, and when he disappeared,
his initial excuse was that he was hiking
the Appalachian Trail. Trump repeatedly mocked Sanford
for that but got the name wrong. -Never liked him too much.
I wasn’t a big fan. The Tallahassee Trail.
Must be a beautiful place. Unfortunately,
he didn’t go there. -No, he didn’t, because… there’s no such thing. Tallahassee Trail
sounds like something you’d see on the price list
at a Florida waxing salon. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] So… So, Trump helped push Sanford
out in favor of Katie Arrington, a Republican who ran
as a staunch Trump ally. Now, remember, this is a seat that has been held by
Republicans since the ’80s. Let’s see how Trump’s handpicked
Republican candidate did. -The Democratic candidate,
Joe Cunningham, defeated Republican
Katie Arrington. It’s a surprising upset
in a district that favored President Trump
by double digits in 2016. And it’s a seat held by
a Republican for four decades. -Damn!
No wonder Trump’s depressed. When he heard that, he probably
stormed out of the White House screaming, “If anyone needs me, I’ll be hiking
the Tallahassee Trail!” [ Cheers and applause ] Trump couldn’t even get a
close ally elected in a district that’s been held by Republicans
for four decades in a deep-red state
he won by 14 points. And as the reality
of the blue wave has come into focus
over the last week, Trump has apparently been
in a post-election funk. One administration official said the President has lashed out
at several aides, from junior press assistants
to senior officials. He’s also fighting
with American allies like French President
Emmanuel Macron. For two years, Trump has been
desperate to be Macron’s friend, at one point even brushing
dandruff off of his shoulder. -We do have
a very special relationship. In fact, I’ll get that
little piece of dandruff off. It’ll be…
We have to make him perfect. He is perfect. -Dude. Play it cool. You can tell Trump
has never had adult friends. Because as soon as he finds one, he starts grooming him
like a capuchin monkey. “You want to eat a bug
from my hair?” Well, after the midterms, their budding bromance
immediately started to cool off when an angry and sullen Trump decided to lash out at France
over trade, specifically targeting one of
France’s most iconic exports. -This is what he said.
He said on trade, “France makes excellent wine,
but so does the U.S. The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S.
to sell its wines into France and charges big tariffs, whereas the U.S. makes it easy
for French wines and charges very small tariffs. Not fair. Must change.” -“Not fair. Must change.” You know, it’s very hard to
come off as an expert on wine when you talk like Frankenstein. “Aroma good. Body full. Fire bad.” And, dude, you’re picking
a fight with France over wine? We have no chance. One of their most famous wines
is a Bordeaux, called Grand Cru Classé, made by a vineyard
called the Chateau Latour. One of our most famous wines is a box with a spout
sticking out of it. [ Laughter, cheers, applause ] So, why — Why is Trump lashing out
at everyone? Well, in particular, that he — I’m sorry.
So, why — So, why is Trump lashing out
at everyone, question mark? Wally just pointed at
the question mark for me. [ Laughter ] Do you want to —
Wally, you want to bring the card around
and show everybody how squeezed up
that question mark is? Show them.
Come on, Wally. Bring me the card.
[ Laughter ] Come on.
[ Applause ] You wonder why I got that wrong.
Look at Wally. Look where Wally
put that question mark. [ Laughter and applause ] [ Laughter continues ] Just use another card. [ Laughter ] So, why is Trump
lashing out at everyone? [ Laughter, cheers, applause ] In your defense, Wally, the “why” should’ve
given it away, as well. [ Laughter ] Well, in particular,
he’s depressed over the prospect that Democrats will now
use their subpoena power in the House to investigate
everything from his tax returns to his bank records. He’s spent two years
making enemies in the Democratic caucus, and now, those enemies
will have tremendous power. Just take California
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who has been the subject
of Trump’s racist insults for months and especially in the
closing days of the election. -I watch this Maxine Waters. You ever seen Maxine Waters? [ Audience murmuring ] A low I.Q. individual. [ Cheers and applause ] Low I.Q. Many of these
Democrat politicians who are really disciples of a very low I.Q. person,
Maxine Waters. Your new de facto leader
of the Democrat party, the legendary Maxine Waters. Legendary? Leave it to Trump to think
he’s insulting someone by giving them
a kick-ass nickname. [ Laughter ] “The Legendary Maxine Waters”
sounds like something Angela Bassett
would win an Oscar for. [ Laughter and applause ]
Trump decided — Trump decided to spend two years making Maxine Waters
his arch nemesis. And now
it looks like that decision has come back to bite him. But I mean, really,
how bad could it be? What’s the worst that
Maxine Waters could do to Trump? -Maxine Waters,
who won re-election Tuesday, will likely take over
as the chairperson of the House Financial Services
committee. Waters, a vocal critic of Trump, could have power to subpoena
the president’s tax returns. -Damn!
[ Cheers and applause ] Damn. She can subpoena his tax
returns, his bank records. Hell, she can subpoena
the results of his I.Q. test. [ Laughter ] Trump has probably been calling
her every day for a week like a sleazy Hollywood agent trying to make it up
with a client. “Maxine, baby, this is all one
big misunderstanding. When I said low I.Q.,
I meant high I.Q. And when I said I.Q.,
I meant “iconic queen.” You are an iconic queen. Slay.
Slay, Queen, slay.” [ Laughter ] “Please don’t
subpoena my tax returns!” [ Laughter, cheers, applause ] But as much — [ Cheers and applause ] As much focus as there is
on investigating Trump, one of the keys
to the Democrats’ success is that they ran on an agenda focused on issues
like healthcare. And now they’ll have the power
to pass bills in the House, like Medicare for all and force Republicans
to take positions on them. And that has right-wing
Fox News pundits like Laura Ingraham
freaking out. -Fresh-faced
congressional members descended on the Capitol
for orientation today. Congresswoman-elect
Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley,
and Ocasio-Cortez, they represent some of the most
radical views in Congress. Free college for all. Free healthcare for all. The abolishment of ICE. A green new deal,
where the U.S. depends entirely on renewable energy. -Wait. They’re trying to scare
us with free healthcare? [ Laughter ] You know an idea is popular when even Fox News
can’t make it sound bad. “What’s next?
These radical socialists are proposing crazy new ideas
like free pizza, a trunk full of gold,
‘Hamilton’ tickets, a kiss from Ryan Gosling!” [ Cheers and applause ] Trump knows that he’ll be held
accountable for his actions for the first time in two years,
and as a result, he’s panicking. A week after the midterms,
it’s clear that we saw a blue wave and a national
repudiation of his presidency, with Democrats winning
everywhere from the coast to the Midwest to the… -Tallahassee Trail. -This has been
“A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ]

About the author

Comments

  1. WHAT A FUCKING MORON, TALLASE TRAILS??? WTF, I THOUGHT THAT HE SAID THAT HE WAS A GENIOUS FUCKING MORON!!! VU FAUX, FUGAZY,HOAX, FALSO!! WANNABE DICTATOR, AND OU THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE GETTING A MILITARY PARADE??? ONLY COMMUNIST COUNTRIES HAVE SUCH A PARADE, HEY MORON WHAT'S UP WITH THIS PRISON PARDON?? ARE YOU SCARED THAT YOU WILL GET THROWN IN PRISON??? HOW CONVENIENT FOR YOU TO TRY TO PASS THAT BILL!!! ARE YOU SCARED TO BE WEARING ORANGE JUMPSUITS JUST LIKE YOUR FUCKING ORANGE FACE!! SEI UNCOGLIONE, TESTA DI CAZZO, FANCULO NON ME NE FREGA NIENTE,STRONZO, VAFFANCOLO, TI FACCIO UN CULO COSI!!! MA CHE CAZZOVUOI?? ENCULE FILS DE PUTE, BONNE IDIEย  VON VOYAGE TRUMP!! AMUSE-TOI, APPELEZUNE AMBULANCE, AU REVOIR TRUMP!! INBESIL RETRASADO MENTAL Y TAMBIEN UN FUCKING MENTIROSO, GORDO ASQUEROSO Y UN COMPLETO CALVO EN LA PARTE DE ATRAS DE TU CABEZA Y TU MUJER MELANIA ES OTRA ASQUEROSA, USTEDES HAN VISTO LAS FOTOS DE MELANIA COMPLETAMENTE DESNUDA CON OTRA MUJER DESNUDA EN LA CAMA?????? MUCHAS FOTOS DESNUDAS DE ESTA PUERCA MELANIA, LOS DOS SON UNOS PUERCOS!!!!!

  2. What you in the US of A do not know is that after the dandruft problem President Marcon hairdresser was never found again??? Terrible story not really true.

  3. ๐Ÿค”
    See..
    The difference between the USA and the other 80 countries that have Healthcare for all is that it prevented insurance companies to get as big as in the United states.
    Which makes a difference in how much they can influence the government..
    I've paid for "free" Healthcare all my adult life and I'd have to actually do some research to tell you how much I pay.. I honestly don't know.
    So I don't understand why citizens, who have nothing to gain from the insurance business, are fighting so hard to keep living in the past..
    Education, it's all about education..

  4. Subpeona his tax returns ๐Ÿ˜‚ Deputy AG Rosenstein defied numerous subpeonas for info from the Mueller investigation and the House did virtually nothing, only 11 members (Republicans!) signing non-enforceable articles of impeachment against Rosenstein. So how realistic is it to expect meaningful action against Trump?

    Every week or so the United States pays him to play golf at HIS OWN golf course, a clear and proveable infringement of the Emoluments clause. It's not even an issue. But come November….Sure. Total effing BS!

  5. Please ask your staff why they chose the picture of Maxine Waters that looks like they photo-shopped the kissing emoji over her actual lips. Oh, and say hi to Wally for me.

  6. isn't the president supposed to be for the people, not a party?ย I never remember a president in the past ever directly downing the opposite political party

  7. I didnโ€™t know comedians still use paper cue card. Why not just use a big tv?

  8. What I don't get it is that why does Trump own wineries in Charlottesville, Virginia and in other eastern states when the moron doesn't drink any alcohol because when he openly said during his time at a seminar as the Real estate mogul that I NEVER ever have a glass of alcohol of any kind ever since his younger brother Fred Trump Jr. died of alcohol poisoning back in early 1980's and yet he is picking a fight with French President Emanuel Macron over the tariffs for wine. ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™„

  9. I grew up next to the Appalachian Trail – attended University of the same name – App Ah Lah Chin – no where near Tallahassee, Florida, home of every election scandal since the year 2000.

  10. Dumbass calls the Appalachian Trail the "Tallahassee Trail" and things France wants American wine, but sure, it's everyone else who has the low IQ.

  11. Good video content always reliable. Let's hope prima donny doesn't inflict his lowspirited sulking on any more victims and stops victimising

  12. Came to the comment sections wanting to see worry remarks about the cue cards…needless to say, I am disappointed in you YouTube cronies

  13. Unhappy Trump = HAPPY WORLD๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ—ผ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

  14. HAhaha – the French don't want American wine. Their own is completely enculturated. I mean – have you seen the wine shelves in a French supermarket? It's more or less all French. Then in the corner there is a small section dominated by an Italian selection, an even smaller Spanish selection and IF you are very lucky you may find some low range overseas wine in the darkest and dustiest corner. Probably as a half-contemptuous nod to the odd expat. And its EXCEEDINGLY unlikely to be an American wine.

  15. I curse you Seth Meyers you will suffer your ratings will fail and you will be replaced. NPC retarded snowflake.

  16. I think I just heard the saddest and scariest thing I have ever heard just recently. When asked about Climate change, a woman who voted for Trump ( that is also sad ) replied; " Climate change is a Democrat cause". It seems that in order to protect and defend their plundering of OUR planet for their own gains,. the republicans have managed to convince a large number of ( presumably mentally subnormal) people, that climate change and pollution are linked to some deep dark conspiracy involving professors and scientists from all over the world, and that the US leader and his mob of hand-picked yes men know far more about science than all of them.
    Perhaps it might also be wise of him to wait until the USA has been around long enough to develop some culture of it's own ( besides beefburgers, cola and baseball ), before attempting to compare it's wines with those of France.
    Newsflash Mr T…the USA is most definitely not world-famous for it's wines. Yes, we know you spawned rap and hip-hop, but guess what…we will let you keep them.
    Oops, I almost forgot… you also gave us 'Village People' and Ronald Reagan, so thanks for that too, and by the way, bacon is supposed to have a certain amount of meat on it.

  17. Trump pointing out a flaw on French Prez…is because he's jealous of young handsome men…..same with canadian prez…..he hates the hotties. The girls like them better than him & he knows it.

  18. It's so incredible to me I work with Americans every day mining industry in Canada they are unfailingly good people good at their jobs easy going people and then I watch trump on the news at one of those rallies and I wonder where they find those people I never talk politics with my colleagues because it's their country and they pick who they want but I hope they get rid of trump

  19. Not as depressed as you'll be after your wife flushes you down the toilet seth.
    Seth your entire life is one big lie and you can't afford to continue pissing me off.

  20. America makes world class wines, not just the boxed nonsense. And The DONALD is correct in highlighting the unfair one sided trade practices with Europe. Anyways….

  21. REBOUND: "Democracy" was ONLY when LIVING THINGS educated the governments and the religions . . When these various ''governments'' and ''religions'' began ''educating'' our babies with their national and religious LIES then those became Dictatorships.

  22. All of Trump's other ghastly qualities notwithstanding (I can't actually think of any good ones), I AM ALWAYS SHOCKED AT JUST HOW DISGUSTING HE IS JUST TO LOOK AT. HIS FACE IS A FUCKING HATE CRIME; WELL, HIS ENTIRE LIFE IS ONE, BUT JESUS CHRIST! UGHHH….

  23. "where the U.S. depends entirely on renewable energy" She says that like it's a bad thing because I guess in her mind it's better that we rely on non-renewable energy sources like fossil fuels that are not a renewable resource once we run out of it, it's gone forever, plus it's fucking up the environment. That's like saying "oh these radicals want us to rely on phones instead of morse code to communicate with each other."

  24. @8:21 OUTRAGEOUS trump-is-Weirder-Than-Any-Joke moment:
    that Cohen's congressional testimony hearing was a few days ago,
    and apparently HE threatened trump's previous schools (HS, collegeS, SATs)
    to never ever EVER release his scores or grades.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    SO.
    It is possible
    that there will literally be
    a subpoena put out
    for donald trump's
    school-grades and test-scores.

  25. He's so lame and be he's bankrupting our country now, Obama care wasn't perfect but it was paid for, trump has and continues to dismantle a healthcare system, that was functional, and a lot of people found it affordable, to offer nothing as an alternative, Or option just leaving ppl hanging,.(and this is Donald looking to be re elected) can u imagine how cruel he would be if he was? He's all set, he doesn't care about anybody else. I have good healthcare, and I think we all should..we need to demand it!!!!

  26. Good sarcasm.
    But! For supporters of Agent Orange, very accurate. Trump voters(90% white uneducated males) are so blindfolded with racist, Mysogonist, white supremacist invective that they don't think or vote in their own interests. Trump supporters are their own ignorant island in a sea of common Sense. Millons more voted for Hillary than the lying con man who became our pissident. Saaaaaaaaad.

  27. I thought late night comedy was supposed to be funny. Now it is just political rants. No wonder they have the worst ratings since TV was invented.

  28. Michael Wolffs book "Seized", tells the story of how the baby was so angry after the midterms his hair flew off in the oval. That's the video I want to see!

  29. Our wine is actually very competitive in comparison to the French. In blind tastings California's Napa Valley kicked ass. Quit screwin' with an economy you couldn't begin to understand Trump!!!!!!!!

  30. How about free concert tickets for all venues for life, from symphonies to rock, hip hop, heavy metal, country, folk, whatever…
    Roger Waters dedicated Pigs (Three Different Ones) to trump and this show was in Mexico City in October of 2016 when he said that Mexico is sending rapists and criminals, really bad people although some, he assumed were good people. And his buddy Epstein arraigned on sex trafficking charges today. Anyway I agree with the video. Trump eres un pendejo.
    https://youtu.be/QWLBtMz5OuY

  31. I wish everyone called "low IQ" would challenge trump to an IQ test. All candidates could take the test together and anyone that gets a lower score than trump donates a million to the border wall. If every one of them beats trump, he has to resign.

  32. Brownbackistan has fallen. A Democrat is Governor in my home state of Kansas. Gotta love the blue wave.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *