Seth Meyers Can’t Believe He Needs To Explain Why Reopening The Country By Easter Is A Terrible Idea

While working from his home studio, Seth Meyers devoted his
“Closer Look” segment to railing against Donald Trump‘s
seemingly arbitrary wish to reopen the country by Easter. As most
people may have noticed, America is kind of in the middle of a
growing pandemic, and if coronavirus rates continue at their
current rate, it’s only a matter of time until the country
becomes the epicenter for the outbreak in the weeks ahead.

However, as Meyer notes, the president has
a history of
“magical thinking,” which seems to be behind
his latest talking point that the country will just snap out of the
pandemic on Easter Sunday and everything will go back to normal,
including the stock market. As for where Trump came up with the
Easter timeline, Meyers played a clip that showed that the
president dodging questions on if he arrived on that date after
consulting with health or medical officials, and clearly, he did
not.

“So you just came up with that yourself? You’re literally
onstage with multiple doctors and you decided to cede the decision
to this guy?”
Meyers quipped
while flashing to an image of the White House
Easter Bunny.

As if the president’s obsession with lifting the quarantine by
Easter wasn’t bad enough, and in direct contradiction with the
advice of Dr. Fauci and the surgeon general as Meyers methodically
points out, Trump also wants to see churches filled with
parishioners on that glorious Sunday when the pandemic magically
ends.

“Your plan to deal with a very contagious disease is to pack
as many people as possible into enclosed spaces, have them touch
their faces and drink out of the same cup?” Meyers asked.
“That’s not even a great idea when there isn’t a pandemic.
It’s almost like he’s trying to get as many people sick as he
possibly can.”

Meyer wraps up the segment by laying the blame for Trump’s
rush to reopen the country at the feet of “the ruling class”
who are pushing for America to get back to work so their stock
portfolios don’t take a hit. This includes Glenn Beck, who Meyers
roasts for looking like “divorced Santa” while the former Fox
News host argues that saving the economy is more important than
saving American lives. Obviously, the president agrees, which is
why he’s floating such “a beautiful timeline.”

You can watch Meyers’ full segment below:

(Via Late
Night With Seth Meyers
)

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Seth Meyers Can’t Believe He Needs To Explain Why Reopening The Country By Easter Is A Terrible Idea