Late Night host Seth Meyers does not think the decision between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is very close.
“That’s a problem for a lot of Americans: They just don’t love the two choices,” Meyers said. “Do you pick someone who’s under federal investigation for using a private email server?
“Or do you pick someone who called Mexicans rapists, claimed the president was born in Kenya, proposed banning an entire religion from entering the US, mocked a disabled reporter, said John McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured, attacked the parents of a fallen soldier, bragged about committing sexual assault, was accused by 12 women of committing sexual assault, said some of those women weren’t attractive for him to sexually assault, said more countries should get nukes, said that he would force the military to commit war crimes, said a judge was biased because his parents were Mexicans, said women should be punished for having abortions, incited violence at his rallies, called global warming a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, called for his opponent to be jailed, declared bankruptcy six times, bragged about not paying income taxes, stiffed his contractors and employees, lost a billion dollars in one year, scammed customers at his fake university, bought a six-foot-tall painting of himself with money from his fake foundation, has a trial for fraud coming up in November, insulted an opponent’s looks, insulted an opponent’s wife’s looks, and bragged about grabbing women by the pussy?
“How do you choose?”
There are of course some more arguments against Clinton and more arguments against Trump than Meyers let on. Clinton has a hawkish history with foreign policy and isn’t as liberal on domestic issues as many Democrats would like — as the Bernie Sanders faction has repeatedly pointed out throughout the campaign. And Trump has not only insulted even more people than Meyers listed, but he seems generally incompetent on major and minor policy issues.
But in terms of scandals throughout the campaign season, Trump is clearly far beyond the traditional boundaries of US politics.