But Trump, according to Noah, has now come up with a “great new election strategy.”
“Just don’t have it,” said the host.
On Thursday morning, Trump raised the idea of postponing the November election by making unsubstantiated claims that widespread postal voting would lead to deceptive results, tweeting: “It will excite the US. Delay the election until people can vote properly, safely and securely ??? “
The president̵7;s proposal, which the Constitution does not give him, has given unprecedented impetus to top Republicans and prominent conservatives, as well as Democrats, historians and legal experts, The Washington Post reported. The harassment continued into the night when television comics, frequent critics of Trump, rushed to ridicule the president, equating his behavior with that of a totalitarian leader.
“It’s basically a dictator’s move, but Trump just throws him out of his tweet with a lot of question marks, like he’s in the band’s text trying to save a happy hour,” Noah admits before pretending. the president. Hello, November 3rd. I’m not great. Maybe we are redesigning 2021? Thoughts? What do you guys think?
In their NBC shows, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon also took advantage of how Trump announced his eyebrow-raising offer.
“Oh, great, so not only is he casually offering to burn American democracy, but he’s doing it the way he offers tea at a party,” Meyers said.
Fallon urged Trump to “stop with the question marks.”
“The last thing our country needs right now is a Cliffhanger,” he joked.
While experts stressed that Trump could not change the date of the general election, which is the power of Congress, the hosts noted late in the evening that by not allowing anyone to do so, the president had not stopped in the past.
“We will still have elections on November 3, but he will probably add a hundred days in August,” Noah said. “And really, maybe the court will overturn it, but it can only happen until August 73.”
Meyers was also skeptical.
“It’s not enough to just look at the pocket constitution, shrug your shoulders at the president’s message, and walk satisfied that we’ve gone beyond it in a fact-finding exercise,” he said. “Otherwise, we, just like the avengers of the AV club, explain to the school hooligan why it’s illegal to steal our money for lunch when he repeatedly fucks our heads in the toilet.”
Meyers added that there is little chance of forcing a brief acquaintance with the Constitution.
“If you lock him in a room and tell him to read the Constitution, you’ll come back in five minutes and find him like a shirt, like a bib, while he’s dragging a pile of uncooked Goya products,” the host said.
The brief on Thursday did not indicate whether he would take the delay seriously, nor did he indicate that he thought he could take action without Congress approval. Later, during a press conference, the president told reporters he did not want to postpone the election, but he said the alternative was “fraudulent elections”, again as if to show that he was ready to challenge the results if he lost.
Despite Trump’s escalation of his rhetoric about the election in recent weeks, Thursday’s tweet still impressed Fallon in amazement – and left more questions for the host.
“Americans are like,‘ What long delay are we talking about here? “” He asked. “Months, how is your reaction to Covid? Years, how is your response to [Russian President Vladimir] Viburnum? Or decades like Don Jr.’s hug? Just give us a hint. “
Noah, on the other hand, said he foresaw Trump’s trajectory a few years ago when he compared the president to an “African dictator.”
“People acted like I was crazy, but that’s where it starts,” Noah said. “First they just suggest that you might postpone the election, then they suggest that some votes are invalid, and soon they say,‘ You know what’s really unfair? That there are two political parties. Why are there two political parties? Let’s have just one. Then you no longer have to worry about making all these decisions. “”
However, Noah reminded his audience that postponing the US election was an “absurd proposal.”
“For starters, both candidates are like 200 years old,” he said. “I mean, we have to keep moving.”