It’s been a busy first few days in the presidency of Donald Trump. He has signed executive orders on healthcare and abortion and said construction on his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border will begin within months.
But “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, on his “A Closer Look” segment, on Wednesday also looked at the reports from within the White House that Trump’s behavior has caused “concern” among those around him. Trump staffers have said that he’s lazy, gets bored easily, and watches too much TV, according to the reports.
“Hey, I hear you. I deal with the same issue with my son,” Meyers said. “He’s nine months old, and we’re trying to observe a no-screens rule, but sometimes he gets cranky and the only thing that works is ‘Dora the Explorer.’ So, been there.”
Another report says that behind-the-scenes Trump is resentful that the media hasn’t given him the recognition he thinks he deserves for his surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. He’s upset that the public perspective doesn’t align with his sense of accomplishment at this point in his presidency, according to the report.
“You’ve been president for five days, and it seems like most of that time has been spent signing giant documents and then showing people that you’ve signed them,” Meyers said. “It’s like how you read a book to kids.”
While aides have reportedly urged Trump to focus on the pressing duties of his office, Trump has “doubled down,” as Meyers puts it, on false claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election, helping Clinton win the popular vote.