But Trump, as Noah explains, has now come up with “a brilliant new strategy for the election.”
“He just doesn’t have any,” the host said.
On Thursday morning, Trump raised the idea of delaying the November election, while claiming claims that widespread email voting would lead to fraudulent results, tweeting, “It will be a great shame for the U.S.. election until people can vote properly, safely and securely ??? ”
The president̵7;s suggestion, which the Constitution does not allow him to do so, was an unprecedented push by big Republicans and prominent conservatives, as well as Democrats, historians and legal experts, The Washington Post reported. The reproaches continued into the night as television comics, frequent critics of Trump, rushed to ridicule the president, comparing his behavior to a totalitarian leader.
“It’s basically a dictator’s decision, but Trump just casually throws it in a tweet with a lot of question marks as if he’s in a group text trying to break free under a good hour.” he left Noah before falling into his impersonation. of the president. “Hey, well, November 3rd isn’t great for me. Maybe we rescheduled for 2021? Thoughts? What do you think, right?
On their NBC programs, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon also took over the way Trump communicated his proposal to raise eyebrows.
“Oh, great, so not only does he casually suggest incinerating American democracy, but he does it as if he were offering gentlemen at a party,” Meyers said.
Fallon urged Trump to “stop questioning.”
“The last thing our country needs now is a rush,” he joked.
While experts have stressed that Trump cannot change the date of the general election, a power that Congress has, early morning hosts noted that nothing could be done that did not stop the president in the past.
“We will still have the election on November 3, but it will probably only add up to a hundred days in August,” Noah said. “And sure, maybe the court will overturn it, but that couldn’t happen until August 73.”
Meyers was equally skeptical.
“It’s not enough to consult the Pocket Constitution, shrink the president’s tweets and continue to be satisfied that we have overcome it with a factual review,” he said. “Otherwise, we’re like the AV club nerds who explain to school bullying why it’s illegal to steal our lunch money while repeating our heads in the toilet.”
Chances are unlikely that Trump will become familiar with the Constitution, Meyers added.
“If you had him locked in a room and told him to read the Constitution, he would come back five minutes later to find him wrapped in his T-shirt like a bib as he throws himself through a pile of uncooked Goya products,” the host said. . .
Trump did not indicate Thursday whether he would be pressured seriously to back down or implied that he thought he could take action without congressional approval. Later in the day, the president told reporters at a news conference that he does not want to delay the election, but said the alternative is a “troubled election,” apparently suggesting he is willing to dispute the results if he loses.
Although Trump scaled his rhetoric about the election in recent weeks, Thursday’s tweet still surprised Fallon by surprise – and left the host with more questions.
“Americans are like,‘ How long late are we talking here? ” ” he asked. “” Months, like your answer to covid? Years, as your answer to [Russian President Vladimir] To put? Or decades, like a hug for Don Jr.? Just give us a clue. ”
On the other hand, Noah said he had predicted the trajectory of Trump’s time in office several years ago when he compared the president to an “African dictator.”
“People acted like they were crazy, but that’s how it starts,” Noah said. “First they just suggest that you might postpone the election, and then they suggest that some of the votes are invalid and they pretty much soon say,‘ Do you know what’s really unfair? That there are two political parties. Why are there two political parties? We only have one. Then, you don’t have to worry about making all these decisions. ””
Still, Noah reminded his viewers that delaying the election in the United States is “an absurd suggestion.”
“For starters, both candidates are 200 years old,” he said. “I mean we have to keep things moving.”