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Trump’s Wall and Charity Were Scams: A Closer Look

Trump’s Wall and Charity Were Scams: A Closer Look


All of President Trump’s
biggest scams are crumbling on him, whether it’s his fake charity
or his nonexistent border wall. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] Trump is currently dealing with a truly stunning number
of criminal probes. Just to name a few,
his White House is being investigated
by the special counsel, his inaugural committee
is being investigated for allegedly misspending
donations, and his business
is being investigated for hiding hush payments
to cover up affairs. Not even Trump’s doctor has ever
examined him this closely. Then again,
this is Trump’s doctor. Pretty sure the only thing
he ever examined closely is a magic-eye poster. “Oh, sweet, man! Oh, man! Oh, it’s a sailboat, man!” Then yesterday, the President
was dealt another blow when his personal charity,
the Trump Foundation, was forced to shut down after
prosecutors effectively said it acted as a slush fund
for Trump’s personal spending. -President Trump’s
charitable foundation has agreed to shut down
amid an ongoing investigation into its finances. In a statement, the attorney
general, Barbara Underwood, said, “Our petition detailed
a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation, including unlawful coordination with the Trump
presidential campaign, repeated and willful
self-dealing, and much more. This amounted
to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more
than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business
and political interests.” -The attorney general
also alleging Trump used charity money
to settle personal lawsuits. -So Trump used his charity
to pay for lawsuits, which then prompted a lawsuit
that ended the charity. At this point, he’s going to
have to start new charity to pay for the lawsuit
over the old charity. They can call it, I don’t know,
March of Crimes. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] He’s going to do a 5k walk, but it’s just gonna be him asking for $5,000
so he can walk. “These lawyer fees are
piling up. Could you do 6k?” And, of course,
as you might remember, it was reported
that Trump used his charity to buy two portraits of himself. These are real. That is true.
He used a charity to buy these. Although when it comes
to Trump portraits, this one is still my favorite. Now, he didn’t use a charity to
buy this one, which makes sense because the only person doing
any charity here was the artist. When did Donald Trump
ever look that good? Was that right after
he got Queer Eyed? Seriously, though,
Trump used his charity to treat himself like
a Make-A-Wish kid. “I got a portrait of myself,
I got to ride in a helicopter, and I got to meet Grimace!” And then, of course, Trump’s
campaign and his administration are dealing with
the Russia investigation. Yesterday, his ex-national
security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared in court
after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about
his contacts with Russians. Flynn’s lawyers
initially tried to argue that the FBI tricked him, then they tried
to take that argument back, and in response,
the judge got super-pissed. -The judge then
laid into Michael Flynn, noting that making
false statements to the FBI while he was
national security adviser sitting there in the White House
was a “very serious offense.” He then continued,
“I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain for this
criminal offense. Arguably,
you sold your country out.” -Wow. I’m no legal expert,
but it’s not good when a judge says you sold your country out
at the sentencing hearing. It would be weird if Flynn didn’t get a harsh sentence
after that. “You debased the White House
and betrayed your country! And you’re going free!
Merry Christmas!” Flynn was obviously worried,
as well, and agreed with
the judge’s suggestion to delay sentencing
until next year. Now, Flynn might at this point be hoping
for a pardon from Trump, but considering
how charitable Trump is, he’ll probably just end up with
this hanging in his jail cell. [ Laughter ] “So you can remember me
the way I never was.” Flynn’s botched
court appearance… [ Cheers and applause ] Flynn’s botched court appearance
is a reminder that this administration
is full of people who are nefarious creeps but also bumbling doofuses
at the same time. Just take Trump’s threat
to shut down the government. Trump wanted $5 billion
for a pointless border wall to enforce his racist
immigration policies, but he was too incompetent
to figure out how to get it. Last week, for example,
he started out his Oval Office meeting
with Democrats by saying
it would be their fault if there was
a government shutdown, and by the end of it,
by the end of the same meeting, he did a complete 180
and said it would be his fault if there was
a government shutdown. -You should not have
a Trump shutdown. -A what? Did you say Trump?
I was gonna call it that. -You have the White House.
You have the Senate. -We shouldn’t shut down
the government over a dispute, and you want to shut it down. You keep talking about it. -The last time, Chuck,
you shut it down. -No, no, no. 20 times. -And then you opened it
very quickly. I don’t want to do what you did. -You’ve said it. You’ve said it. -I’ll take it.
-Okay. Good. -You know what I’ll say? Yes, if we don’t get
what we want, I will shut down the government. -Okay. Fair enough.
We disagree. We disagree. -I am proud to
shut down the government for border security, Chuck. -Amazing. He started the meeting by
calling it a Pelosi shutdown and ended it by saying,
“It’s my shutdown.” Can you imagine
if he ever does get arrested? “I’m not guilty.”
“Yes, you are.” “Okay. Great.
I want to go to jail. That was my plan. Handcuffs?
My wrists are freezing.” [ Cheers and applause ] And then when that didn’t work, Trump turned to
the most sinister member of his White House staff,
senior adviser Stephen Miller. [ Thunder crashes,
witch cackles ] [ Laughter ] Miller is the aide Trump
turns to when he’s desperate. He’s like the creepy dude who’s always hanging around
Cersei Lannister doing weird experiments
on dead bodies. “Stephen, build me a wall.” “I can’t do that, my Lord,
but what if I told you I brought Rudy Giuliani
back to life?” “But I never died!”
“Ah, quiet, Rudy!” After Trump was outwitted
in his meeting with Democrats, Miller tried to fix things by taking a much more
aggressive tack. He went on CBS’s
“Face the Nation” and said Democrats were
endangering national security by not supporting the wall, and he immediately
dialed up to 11. -Will he shut it down to get this $5 billion
in border-wall funding? -We’re going to do
whatever is necessary to build the border wall
to stop this ongoing crisis of illegal immigration. -Are we going to have
a shutdown over Christmas? -As you yourself acknowledged, the largest increases
in illegal immigration are categories
that are incentivized by loopholes in our laws and loopholes created by
activist left-wing judges… -I didn’t say that. I said there’s a record number
happening right now. -…in the categories that
correspond with these loopholes and the interventions,
reckless, lawless interventions of district-court judges. It’s time that both parties — this is what
the American people want — to create a lawful system
of immigration, not the lawless chaos
that has been perpetuated
for too many decades. -Stephen, it’s good
to have you in the studio. -Was it? Was it good
to have him in the studio? I mean, don’t get me wrong. I guess there are worse places
to have Stephen than the studio. Like, say, outside on your
balcony during a thunderstorm. [ Laughter ] So, after Stephen Miller’s
charm offensive didn’t work, the White House turned
to Sarah Sanders on Tuesday to try yet another tactic. She went on Fox News
and said both that the White House was
negotiating with Congress over funding for the border wall and also they already have the
money, so they don’t need it. -Has the White House
communicated to the Senate what you’re willing to accept in terms of a dollar amount
for a continuing resolution? What would that number be? -We have.
We have been in continuous and will continue to have
these conversations. -The President wants $5 billion. Would he take $2.5 billion? Would that be
an acceptable number? -We would take —
We have other ways that we can get
to that $5 billion. -Wait. You do? Then why are you
asking Congress for it and why are you threatening
a government shutdown? You’re like a loan shark who
doesn’t need the money back. “Pay up, or I’ll have to take it
out of my own bank account, which I’m more than happy
to do.” And now Trump and his aides
are trying to claim that the administration already
has the money for the wall, thanks to Trump’s
renegotiated NAFTA deal called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada
Agreement, or USMCA. And if you don’t know
what the USMCA is, Trump has been
going around lately suggesting a way to remember it. -We’re replacing
the NAFTA disaster with a brand-new
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. It’s called the USMCA. Like the song “YMCA,” right? The U.S.-Mexico-Canada
Agreement, or USMCA. Like “YMCA.” The USMCA, like “YMCA.”
The song. “YMCA.” ♪ Y-M-C-A ♪ -Oh, boy. [ Laughter ] Don’t let Mike Pence hear you
singing a Village People song. [ Laughter ] He — No. [ Cheers and applause ] He will attach a car battery
to your nads and read to you from Leviticus. Seriously, dude,
you’re not the Village People. You’re the village idiot. Now, the argument that Trump
can pay for the wall through a trade deal
makes no sense. Savings from a trade deal,
if there are any, wouldn’t go to the government.
They would go to businesses. A reporter tried to clarify that with Sanders at her
press briefing yesterday, but Sanders
just kept repeating the lie. -Where are the additional monies for this wall
going to come from? And why is he asking the
American taxpayer for them when he promised
Mexico was gonna pay? -Look, we’re not asking
American taxpayers for that. The money that would be saved
through the USMCA deal, we could pay for the wall
four times over, and by doing
that new trade deal, we have the opportunity
to pay for the wall. -But trade benefits
go to private citizens. They don’t go to
the United States Treasury. -He’s talking about the general
revenue that comes from that. -So you’re going to tax…?
-No, we’re not taxing. We’re talking
about additional revenue that wouldn’t have existed without the President
getting a new deal. -Have you done the math on that? -Let me answer that. No, she hasn’t. No one in this administration
does the math. If you ask Trump,
“What’s 2 plus 2?” this is what
would go through his head. -♪ It’s fun to stay
at the YMCA ♪ -Also, of course the math
doesn’t make any sense. The only way Trump’s
ever going to get that wall is if he builds it
with the portraits he bought
with his charity money. The wall is just like
Trump’s charity, a scam that is now
falling apart. One Trump associate
after another is pleading guilty
to federal crimes. If all these lawsuits work out,
Trump might have to go live in the…
-YMCA. -This has been “A Closer Look.”

  • Politicians in this country will become polarized for a wall when Millions of Americans Are dying in our own country From Vietnam type tactics Already threatened by Venezuela's acting president.

  • i love you man, you are the wittiest of the witty my friend, insightful and smart, keep it up for us Seth, we need your voice.

  • Hello everyone My name is rina
    Now south korea govt trying to shut down youtube. They are trying to take away freedom of speach from citizen in south korea. I already feel like I am no longer live in democratic country. Suddenly south korea govt control people as if it's communism country.

    Please someone let youtube know this circumstances so that south korea govt not able to shut down youtube unreasonably. Iet's stop south korea turning into communism country as north korea thank you

  • Donald Trump will not be our next President. Donald Trump will not bring back manufacturing. Donald  Trump will not defeat ISIS.  Donald Trump will not build a wall. How stupid do you have to be to not see a pattern? As stupid as Libtard sheeple.

  • 8:59 *"The USMCA like YMCA, the song, YMCA."
    "Oh boy… don't let Mike Pence hear you singing a Village People song!" *
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Haiti is still waiting for their financial assistance from the Clinton Foundation….all they got was 6 cents to the dollar what happen to the 94 cents…oh, that's right, the cost to send 6 cents to Haiti.

  • We, the people who actually think, know that Trump's Wall WILL NOT be built! But his Sheeple DON'T and DON'T try to tell them otherwise!

  • That chick Underwood is a rock star; I cannot wait to see her shove subpoenas up his treasonous, orange ass

  • What is that on Steven Miller's head? A dead rat skin? Pro tip though, if you are going to FAKE hair don't fake the receding hairline that took it away in the first place lol..

  • Nothing to do with the judicial branch. Executive overreach and racism is what it’s about. This lame duck Congress are unable to get anything done. Great system. I’m not amused by either party especially republicans. Pretty soon trump will get us into a war to stay in power. Unfortunately he’s already senile. Wake up people! This guy is a nut.

  • Nah , he was just distributing that money to the people he feels most sorry for ; himself and his family.

  • Well I think the best wall would be made out of his taxes it would even hold a tornado out of the US that's how big the taxes are???

  • Trump. Is king yes, of corse yes, done, bam bam trump, fk u do.not know trump is king yes trump. Is king bamb bamb an bamb amen,yes of corse

  • That was a tough picture to see. I turned it upside down and saw it that way first. Then after I did it a few times I flipped it again. Things are misaligned, but I'm pretty sure it's a face. Though it resembles no one.

  • Actually there are some sickos that think that Trump is their Maestro, their saviour
    https://www.youtube.com/user/gunnytorres

  • Has agreed to shut down??? Or…..??
    I hope this parasite spends the rest of his life in courts and paying billions and billions of dollars in legal fees wriggling and squirming trying to get out of his crimes.

  • Trump wwill spend the remaining years of his existance in prison, if he ever pays for his crimes. Everyone connected to Trump has sold their country for a bit of cash.

  • Can't wait to see trump get voted out. Trump haven't done nothing for his supporters, but gave them the right to hate and be violent openly…so sad to settle for less

  • How did we tolerate this liar for 2 years and paid her, Sara, the dearest, for lying to us. When I look back, now did we tolerate Trumpets two yars??

    s for Lyon you to us

  • Trump likes to call Joe Biden "Creepy Joe". Steven Miller is ten times creepier than Biden ever would be. Whatever happened to "draining the swamp"? Seems like Trump is populating it with swamp creatures like Miller.

  • If you make any more youtube videos please jack up the volume.
    This was extremely hard to hear on my laptop and I suspect that
    has a very negative effect on the number of views.
    I had to add this to a playlist to watch later by casting my laptop
    to my TV which has much better speakers.
    But I wonder how many people would be willing to do that.
    WRZ
    Delaware County, PA

    I've completely stopped watching Seth Meyers on my TIVO.
    I am at the point where I only like the first segment when he is blasting President Blowhard.
    But I can't justify TIVOing the entire show just to watch 1 segment.
    Wayyyy too many of his guests are only there because they are former SNL writers or
    performers or people he worked with on some other project. I understand that Lorne Michaels
    the producer. is probably forcing him to do this, but that doesn't excuse this practice for me.
    He also is not a very good interviewer.
    I also hate the skits when the black and gay female writers are on camera.
    One of them at a time is more than I can take. The 2 of them together is a nightmare.
    They are both extremely annoying and I ALWAYS fast forward through their sketch.

    The recurring skit about the tiny voice in President Blowhards head
    has also become very annoying. It was a funny premise but the jokes
    have become too juvenile for my taste.
    Fred Armisen is NOTT the least bit funny and the segments he is in about
    reading a book by it's cover is the same basic joke over and over and over again.
    Plus Armisen is a guest wayyyy too often.
    I also find the "in my day" sketches with the phony dog to be poorly written
    and a complete waste of my time to watch.
    I also don't get why every late night talk show has to end with what is usually
    a bad musical performance by an obscure musical group.
    Is there a close correlation between the number of people who like political
    commentary and who also like obscure musical groups, that I'm not aware of ?
    I almost always fast forward through the musical segment at the end.
    Until today I was fast forwarding through 3/4 of the show, when you count
    the commercials but I am done with that now.
    WRZ
    Delaware County, PA

  • If you make any more youtube videos please jack up the volume.
    This was extremely hard to hear on my laptop and I suspect that
    has a very negative effect on the number of views.
    I had to add this to a playlist to watch later by casting my laptop
    to my TV which has much better speakers.
    But I wonder how many people would be willing to do that.
    WRZ
    Delaware County, PA

    I've completely stopped watching Seth Meyers on my TIVO.
    I am at the point where I only like the first segment when he is blasting President Blowhard.
    But I can't justify TIVOing the entire show just to watch 1 segment.
    Wayyyy too many of his guests are only there because they are former SNL writers or
    performers or people he worked with on some other project. I understand that Lorne Michaels
    the producer. is probably forcing him to do this, but that doesn't excuse this practice for me.
    He also is not a very good interviewer.
    I also hate the skits when the black and gay female writers are on camera.
    One of them at a time is more than I can take. The 2 of them together is a nightmare.
    They are both extremely annoying and I always fast forward through their sketch.

    The recurring skit about the tiny voice in President Blowhards head
    has also become very annoying. It was a funny premise but the jokes
    have become too juvenile for my taste.
    Fred Armisen is NOTT the least bit funny and the segments he is in about
    reading a book by it's cover is the same basic joke over and over and over again.
    Plus Armisen is a guest wayyyy too often.
    I also find the "in my day" sketches with the phony dog to be poorly written
    and a complete waste of my time to watch.
    I also don't get why every late night talk show has to end with what is usually
    a bad musical performance by an obscure musical group.
    Is there a close correlation between the number of people who like political
    commentary and who also like obscure musical groups, that I'm not aware of ?
    I almost always fast forward through the musical segment at the end.
    Until today I was fast forwarding through 3/4 of the show, when you count
    the commercials but I am done with that now.
    WRZ
    Delaware County, PA

  • I would literally laugh at trump too if I was talking to him. The craziness that comes out of his mouth. Like talking to a kid.

  • Does anyone else see the spray on hair on Steve miller’s head on the interview?? Or it’s just me??

  • It's funny how Trump & the administration will straight lie to their base about the so called wall and cons them with his fake patriotism & his fake Christianity. What a shyster.

  • Steven Miller should not be let out in public. He needs to be confined to his playroom, and checked on periodically. There seems to be something wrong him. Another Trump misfit in a suit.

  • How can you expect a country run by Trump based on nothing but lies and corruption and expect a good outcome?

  • Trump is so stupid, yet he still has followers and Republican hacks. What does that say about them ???? Karma will catch up with them soon.

  • I volunteer to get Sarah Sanders drunk so she'll actually tell the truth to the American people for once in her miserable life.

  • I know , what I'm about to share, will come across as simplistic…but bear with me. Has Trump ever glanced through a National Geographic? If only for the pictures, which is fine. I just wonder if he might see something, and think "that's interesting"? Nope, and yet many Presidents have actually gone to many of the Countries shown in the magazine. He's so freakin' shallow!

  • Seth, it's so very wrong and inappropriate of you to say Stephen standing out side the window during a thunder storm, he should be on the roof.

  • All that money could be spent in hiking up technology and man power at the boarder instead of a useless wall. At least that approach would create more long term job opportunities and wouldn’t bankrupt the nation. The US is struggling to recover from this pointless shut down. How long will they allow trump and his people to trash this beautiful nation that by the way has always had its internal issues but as a whole, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREAT!!!

  • how long do the American people have to wait to convict a wealthy criminal when they get right away to find someone that has nothing and fucked anybody up the ass? this is not justice!

  • Your TV journos are far too deferential. A UK interviewer would have ripped him a new one. We like to see politicians have their feet held to the fire.

  • Margaret Brennan fantastic. Our recent loss of Cokie Roberts brought into focus why we can call bullsh** on the fake news mantra.

  • Pay for the wall 4 times over?? I want her to do my taxes in 2020.Maybe I'll get 4 times the refund.Trump will never build that wall because, as always, his promises are as empty as his head.

  • No, I've been watching the loopings of the loopholes, and they in no way are constructed by the left-wing activist judges, all of the judges work together to be of service to the lawyering community, who openly consider themselves a kind of counter-pest class. I guess America really will become Europe, without health care or technical education. China and The NSA are the symbiosis beneath which the surface world will die.

  • WHAT EVER SATANOLD DOSE IS TYPICAL OF WHITES? BUT WHAT I HATE MORE THAN HIM IS ( A BLACK TRUMP SUPPORTERS) THEY ARE INTERRACIALS ( REVERSE DISCRIMINATION ) JUST LIKE MICHEAL JACKSON ) WHO DIDN'T WANT TO BE BLACK, OR WANTED WHITE CHILDREN'S BY A WHITE WOMAN? ASHAME OF HIS RACE! NEVER, LISTEN TO BILLY JEAN AGAIN? YOU GHOULISH THING. AND TO HELL WITH ALL BLACKS WHO MARRIED OR DATE WHITES? IT REALLY SHOULD BE A LAW AGAINST INTERACIALS? ( ASK ASIANS).

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