President Donald Trump had one job when he emerged for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday.
“His only job was to come out, say hello to the families participating, thank the first lady and thank the White House historical association,” Seth Meyers said on Late Night tonight. “And yet he still could not stop himself from rambling.”
During his remarks to a group of kids and their parents, President Trump said there “really is no name” for the big white house he lives in before making sure everyone present knew he was keeping it in “tippy-top shape.” But the “weirdest part,” Meyers said, was when Trump “started bragging, as he always does, about his supposed accomplishments.”
“Now remember: this is to an audience of young children who are just there to play games with eggs,” the host pointed out before playing a clip of Trump boasting about the power of the military and the $700 billion in funding he has promised them. “What are you talking about?!” Meyers asked in frustration. “I’m shocked the children didn’t start booing: ‘Stop making us think about the military, we want eggs!’”
Even the Easter Bunny standing next to Trump “can’t believe what he’s watching,” Meyers added.
Trump did not formally take questions from reporters at the event, but at one point they attempted to ask him about the declaration he made over the weekend on Twitter that there would be “no more DACA deal” for the DREAMers. The president repeated his false claim that new immigrants are “taking advantage” of DACA.
“Now, obviously those kids didn’t say anything,” Meyers said of the kids Trump was playing with when he made the remarks. “But if they did, I imagine it would be something like, ‘In order to qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program you have to have lived here continuously since 2007 and been under 16 when you arrive, which means no one arriving now would qualify for the program. And on top of that, you’re the one that canceled it last year after which you rejected multiple bipartisan compromises to save it. So what you’re saying makes absolutely no sense. Now shut up and give us our fucking eggs!’”