Late-night hosts across the dial teed off on President Donald Trump’s comments earlier Monday that even if he didn’t have a weapon, he would have run into Stoneman Douglas High School while a gunman was attacking in order to protect students. Trump made the comment to governors meeting at the White House to discuss school safety.
“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump said, while criticizing local authorities for, in his opinion, not acting quickly enough during the shooting.
The president also made comments that slightly walked back his previous proposition to “arm” school teachers, saying, “I don’t want teachers to have guns. I want highly trained people that have a natural talent, like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball or putting.”
After reading Trump’s comments on his show, NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers introduced a new portion of his program: “This brings us to a new segment entitled, ‘It slowly dawns on Seth that this man is our president.’
Later, in his “Closer Look” segment, Meyers said he didn’t “believe Trump would run anywhere, let alone into a school shooting.” Meyers said Trump is “not exactly Liam Neeson” and if he was in the Taken film series they would have had to change the name to “My Daughter’s Gone, Let’s Move On.”
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