tv Late Night With Seth Meyers NBC November 10, 2018 12:37am-1:37am EST
nd applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- gerard butler. host of msnbc's "deadline: white house," anchor nicolle wallace. comedian, louie anderson. featuring the 8g band with thaddeus don. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ladi and gentlemen, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening. i'm seth meyer night."s "late how's everybody doing tonight? [ cheers and applause ] at's great to hear. in that case, let's get to the news. at a campaign rally last night, president trump bragged about his response to the multiple explosive devices sent to en promdemocrats saying, quote, "by the way, do you see how nice i'm behaving tonight?"
[ ughter ] you know, like a normal person would say. [ laughter ] if you're ever on a date with a guy and he says, "see how nice i'm behaving?" pepper spray him until the canister runs out. [ laughter and applause ] according to "the new york times," president trump has two official iphones. one that is used for callsnd one that is used for twitter and other apps. he also has an android tha uses mainly as his vice president. [ laughter and applause ] according to "the new york times," president trump still i uses hone for calls, even though aides have told him russian spies routinely eavesdrop on them. of course, it don't count as eavesdropping if that's who you called.nd [ laughterpplause ] "hello, russian spy." following a report that russian and chinese spies are listening in on presidump's phone
calls, trump tweeted, quote, "i rarely use a cell phone, and go when i do, it'rnment authorized." which i guess explains why the v governmenthim this phone. [ laughter and applause ] ethiopiaoday appointed the country's first female president, so congratulations to, and i hope i'm pronouncing this right, hillary clinton. [ laughter and applause ] the mayor of a town in canada is under scrutiny after ag residents to fly so-called straight pridelags. a straight pride flag is like a gay pride flag except the colors totally do not go together. [ laughter ] [ applause ] and finally, a woman had to be removed from a flight from scotland to london yesterday,
after attempting to sneak an emotional suppt cat onto the plane. fortunately, when the woman do brok in tears, the cat was there to not care at all. [ laughter and applause ] ladies and gentlemen, we got a great show for you tonight. he's starring in the new action thrillerhunter killer," gerard butler is here tonight, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] she is the host of "adline: white house" on msnbc, nicolle wallace is joining us again.rs [ chnd applause ] and he is one of our favorites, a legendary comic who you've o en on fx's "baskets" and tonight he's goingrform standup for us. louie anderson is back. [ cheers and applause ] just a delightful person and a fantastic comedian. befo we get to all that, president trump has settled on his closing argument for the midterms. ing about health care, immigration, and a made-up tax cut. for more on this, it's time for "aloser look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: after a series of explosive devices was sent to mo
prominent ats and cnn yesterday, president trump flew to wisconsin to campaign for gop senate candidate leah vukmir. you could tell trump was trying to restrain himself. in fact, throughout lly he kept bragging to the crowd about how nice he was being. >> the democrats are for higher taxes, more regulation, and more top-down government control. [ booing ] and by the way, do you see how nice i'm behaving tonight? this is, like, have you ever seen this? we're all behaving very well. and hopefully, we can keep it .hat w right? [ cheers ] we're going to keep it that way. leah's radical far-left opponeny is taldwin. [ booing ] who wants a socialist takeover of health care. [ booing ] you know, i'm ying to say that very nicely.
i'm trying -- see normally i'd seam, they want a socialist takeover. now i say, wants a socialist takeover. [ laughter ] i'm trying to be nice. >> seth: man. low-energy trump is so weird. [ laughter ] it's like -- [ applse ] it's like seeing that neighborhood dog who's always digging through everyone's trash suddenly moping around with a cone on his head. [ laughter ] hey, maybe don't make it clear that being nice wasn't your first choice. wyou're like a cannibal wts credit for just licking people's faces. [ laughter ]"i 't it great that i haven't taken a bite?" [ laughter ] you're an adult, you don't get credit for doing something adults are supsed to do. someone sent bombs to several major political figures and trump's acting like a ose parents forced him to wear a suit for the family christmas photo. [ light laughter ] i'm surprised he didn't end the rally by turning to mike pence g and sa"i was nice, can i have my ice cream now?"li
t laughter ] also listen to trump -- [ applause ] listen to trump's impression of himself. it's almost like he knows how crazy he is. >> normally i'd scream, they want ta a socialisover. now i say, wants a socialist takeover. >> seth: i've said it before, i'll say it again, donald trump has the best donald trump imession. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] "have you guys -- have you guys ever noticed that thing where i'm all, like, crazy?" [ light laughter ] this rally was just the latest in a series trump has been doing to campaign for republicans in closing days before the midterms. now, if there's one refrain you hear more than any other at th e rallies, it's his false claim that he's accomplished more than any president in history. but tellingly, republicans are not actually talking about any of those supposed sh accompnts. just take their signature piece of legislation, the massive tax cut they gave to corporations and the wealthy. that tax cut is so unpopular that rather than campaign on it, trump is just making up a ly compleew tax cut
specifically for the middle class that he claims republicans are about to pass. >> we are looking at putting in a very major tax cut for middle-income people.t, and if we do tt will be some time just prior, i would say, to november. we are going to be putting in, and are studying very deeply right now round the clock a fo major tax cumiddle-income people. >> what was the timeframe for that? >> i would s some time around the 1st of november, maybe a little before that. >> seth: i'll give trump credit, for one things he doesn't overwhelm you with the details. [ laughter ] "we're gonna maybe do a tax cut pretty soon. maybe novemberuary -- [ laughter ] ish." but trump says republicans are going to introduce a major middle-class taxveut prior to er. which sounds great, except for the fact that congress is out of r the novemberaf 6th midterm election. [ laughter ] so there are two possibilities here.ei er trump is lying, or he doesn't know how congress works. and honestly, it's probably
both. [ laughter ] if you're ever -- [ cheers and applause ] if you're ever askg yourself, is trump lying or is he stupid? the answer is most likely, "c," all of the above.ug [ er ] and yet trump keeps repeating this obvious fabrication, hoping voters will hear it and think re blicans are actually goi to cut their taxes. in fact, here's an exchange trump had with reportershis week where they tried to explain to him that what he was saying made no sense. i'm going to read the transcript for you. here it is. .you said that you wanted tax cuts by november 1 congress isn't even in session. how is that possible? no, we're going to be passing. no, no, we're putting in a resolution some time in the next week or week and a half.o eks. a resolution where? we're going to put in.e weving a middle income tax reduction of about 10%. are you signing an executive order for that? no, no, no, i'm going through congress. i but congre't in session, though. [ laughter ] we won't have time to do the vo. we'll do the vote later. congress is out.
we'll do the vote after the election."it like an abbott and costello routine where trump is abbott nd and costellohe theater has a gas leak. [ applause ] that transcript is like listening to your grandpa talk to the cable guy. [ light laughter ] "i'm trying to change the channel." "sir, your tv's not on." "yes, it is." "what channel are you watching?" "the snowy channel."li t laughter ] trump then repeated the same lie at a rally in texas later that day. as he was talking about it he tried to ask the congressman in n arge of tax policy, kevin brady, whos the crowd if what he was saying was accurate. >> we're going be putt a 10% tax cut for middle-income families. it's going to be put in next year. you talk about help with taxes, and so, kevin, we're putting in next week the 10% reduction in middle-income taxes, right?
next week. >> seth: "we're putting in next week, right? no? why? oh, because congress is out of sessio but why? oh, they're complaining. for what oh, congress. [ light laughter ] what's that?" but trump -- [ applause ] trump isn't just lying. trump isn't just lying about stuff he hasn't done. he's also lying about stuff he has done, like his attempts to repeal obamacare which protects people with pre-existing conditions. remember, this has been the defining fight of the last li decade of cs. republicans have spent ten year promising en trying to repeal obamacare. and yet, and perhaps the most brazen lie of the president say, ump tweeted yesterday and repeated again today the false claim that republicans will protect pre-existing conditions. >> quote, "republicans will totally protect people with pre-existing conditions. democrats will not. vote republican." >> we will always protect wi american pre-existing
conditions. always. >> seth: dude, you just spent two years trying to repeal the damn thing. we saw you. you held a party in the rose garden to celebrate. do you remember? it was you and the cast of "cocoon." [ laughter ] i mean, look at how many old white dudes are there. [ applause ] all they need is an acoustic t guitar and tess conference could have doubled as a viagra commercial. [ laughter ] and not only did t gop try repeatedly to repeal obamacare, the administration is currently backing a lawsuit that seeks to overturn obamacare and protections with people with pre-existing conditions. and yet, in spite of this, trump and gop candidates across the countrhave been lying through their teeth claiming that they will maintain those protections. >> we can prote-existing conditions and you need to understand, everyone agrees we're going torotect pre-existing conditions. >> we can protect people with pre-existing conditions in the state without protecting the failure that is obam >> i am passionate about protecting people with pre-existing conditions and
forcing insurance companies to provide them health insuranc >> i support forcing insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions. >> we support taking care of people with pre-existing conditions. i've said it before, i'll say ia again, i'l in front of a truck before i let people go without verage for pre-existing conditions. >> seth: oh, well lucky for youn fallinront of a truck is covered under obamacare. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] there's that. so, in the closing days of the campaign, trump and the gop are lying brazenly about health care ma atalla p hat.t -ufacuils,x fallback plan is to scare the crap out of people by lying about immigration. in fact, we're seeing that all ov y.icanarar mge er ts countr about immigration, appealing to racial paranoia and in some casts, running explicitly ra campaigns against their democratic opponents. which is why it was so cathart to watch this amazing exchange yesterday from florida's gubernatorial debate between democrat andrew gillum and republican ron desantis.
>> mr. desantis has spoken. hey, first of all, he's goneo nazis helping him out at the state. he's spoken at racist conferences. he's accepted a contribution and would not return it from someone whrred to the former president of the united states as a muslim n-----. when asked to return that money, he said, no. he's using that money to now fund negative ads. now, i'm not calling mr desantis a racist. i'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist. [ laughter ] >> seth: if i may appropriate some black culture for just a moment. oh, ap. [ laughter ] i really -- [ applause ] i really hope republicans ar right about health care, because after a hit like that, that dude's gonna have a pre-existing condition. [ laughter ] that debate should have gone by "mortal kombat" rules. >> i'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist. >> finish him. [ laughter ] >> seth: seriously.lo at that guy's face.
[ cheers ] any time someone makes that face, it should be accompanied by this sound. [ pac-man dying ] think about what it says that after two years in power, all republicans can do is lie about health care, make up a fictional tax cut, and try to te people about a group of vulnerable migrants slowly walking toward the border. they've had two years to governs and nothing w for it. i'd say a lot worse than that but -- >> i'm trying to b[ nice. ght laughter ] >> seth: this has been "a closer look." ♪ [ cheers and applause ]>> eth: we'll be right back with gerard butler, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: for more of seth's "closer looks" be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. at t-mobile, forty bucks gets you an unlimited plan and a new samsung galaxy s9 included for every line. this is what you get with your $40 plan at verizon. recap! with t-mobile, you get this: four lines four phones
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back, everybody. give it up f the 8g band, right over there. [ cheers and applause ] also, we have been so lucky this week to be blessed with the talents of an incredible drumme atinum selling music producer. he's been sitting in with us. m sure to check out his new single, "letter x's" which is available now. thaddeus dixon, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] thank you again, for another great week, thaddeus. you know our first guest tonight from films like "300" and "olympus has fallen." he stars in the "hunller" which is in theaters friday. let's take a look. >> 75. 50 feet. 40 feet. >> cast it. >> 30 feet. 25. >> terminal holding, captain.
>> right full rudder. >> right, captain. >> seth: please welcome back to the show, our friend, gerard butler, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: wcome back. i'm so happy to have you here. i think you're living the dream. i feel like, if you're an actor, who at some point in yreer gets to scream "right full rudder," that's the dream. [ laughter ] >> i actually had a -- i was in a barn movie right at the beginning of my career and i got to say things like --
i was a sailor on a ship saying, "torpedo's burying range, 6,000." and while i'm filming, the quarter master said he wouldn't say that. so it all got taken rom me. >> seth: oh, he took away your lines. >> he took away my lines. and i was left with, "we're down by the stern, sir."ht [ light la ] so from that day, i said, "i am making a submarine movie. p i'm going duce it and nobody is going to take my lines away." >> seth: there you go. you play a captae. in this mo there's a coup in russia. and you're sort of prever.ing a world normal stuff for gerard butler. >> normal stf. yeah. >> seth: a regular day at the office. this is interesting. the pentagon, the navy asked you to actually give a press confer film. talk about the and this is a real thing. you went and gave a press conferen at the pentagon. and i should point out -- [ cheers and applause ] yeah. like, you're -- so this -- i want to make sure everybody knows. a you'ren actor talking about a movie. but these are real reporters. right? >> yes. >> seth: how was it? >> unfortunately they put in real reporters, not fake ones. [ light laughter ] yeah, so the navy were
incredible in supporting us with this movie and then i was invited to the pentagon. i thought, "great, i'm going to go along, get a trip around the pentagon and they're going to show me around." juand they said, if you ca do a press conference at the end. they gave me information about the navy. i'm thinking -- i'm more defending them, saying, "don't worry, yodidn't spend any money, necessarily deviate from their misanons." as we get there, i look out, and i go, "i recognize this room." then i walk out and i behind me and i'm -- that's the pentagon sign. i'm actually doing a --se and barbara starr of cnn and the first question is saudi arabia. >> seth: oh boy. >> the second question is, "how do you solve saudi arabia?" i'm like, "okay, i don't know.we diet the same memo?" because, i didn't -- [ light laughter ] and it was 32 minutes.>> seth: wow. >> 32 minutes at the pentan. and i still didn't quite appreciate it until afterwards when i s photos and it's me standing in front of the panel. >> seth: yeah. >> i know that sounds stupid, but i really didn't appreciate it until i see the photos and go, "no, i was actually doing a press conference."
[ laughter ] >> seth: i just like to think of an editor saying, "who gave "iese quotes?" and they were likewas gerard butler today." [ laughter ] >> exactly. oh, yeah.ev there wa a headline saying -- i saw it after, but it said, "gerard butler speaks live from the pentagon in a few minutes." and you go, "that's -- i see that with trump, i see that but --sp gerard butleks live?" [ light laughter ] like, what's he got to say? >> seth: i will say, like, five years ago, that crawl on cnn would think is weird. now anything -- like, whatever. >> that's true. that's true. th seth: that's not crazie anything else. [ laughter and applause ]d u actually go -- you went out on a submarine just to do a little research. >> yeah. i went out with the director, donovan marsh. i went out on this -- it was one of the most, maybe the most incredible experiences i ever had going out for three days from pearl harbor. and we did all the maneuvers that the we do in the movie. so battle stations and deep dives and fire drills, et cetera. but when we first went out -- one of the drills they do is man overboard. but they do man overboard. they're not going to throw a man overboard every time so th throw a bag of popcorn. >> seth: yeah, right.
>> into the ocean. t >> sett's far more disposable. >> yeah, yeah. and then they spend the next four minutes trying to rescue this popcorn from the ocn. [ light laughter ] this 8,000-ton sub that stops, maneers back, forward, and then somebody climbs out of the hatch and dives into the water and grabs the pohoorn before fully, it bursts. >> seth: i feel like if a boat was going by and saw they would just think, "i can't believe that's the only popcorn they have on the submarine." [ laughter ] >> yeah, we did eat that popcorn.we yeahried it out in the microwave and then we had it. [ light laughter ] and then the captain also lit up a cigar before we went out. he was like, "okay, this is what we're going to do." so wlit up a cigar. i'm thinking, "this is insane." i'm on top of a hunter killer submarine and feeling a bi queasy, though, and all i hear is -- [ grunting ] and i turnround and i'm looking at the captain, like, "is that donovan?" over the back throwing up. >> seth: that's your director. >> our director, donovan, is throwing up on the edge -- gone was that hope that we could
pretend to be bad ass movie people. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] thwould say you played right into the stereotyp the navy had of you. yeah. but this is a true story. u used to work at seaworld. >> i did. i did. i workedt seaworld. when i was a student. i was a law student. ani did a student exchange program and worked in mccormick & schmick's san diego. i was a bus boy. and then i started working at seaworld. it was a lot of fun. i actually worked in the shamu stadium. >> seth: that's the bedium to work in, yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> which was amazing.s but it's notciting -- it was basically me letting in everybody to the sho afterwards cleaning up all the melting ice creams. and -- but i would be left there alone sometimes and we were alys told do not make any signs to shamu because obviously during the show, they do these signs ju and the thins. but of course, i'm a little troublesome boy from scotland. so i'd be there one. there's nobody in the stadium and i'm looking around. and i'm just looking at shamu. like, "go, g
[ laughter ] go, go, go."us he wouldsail right past me. >> seth: no. ou "come on, go, you bastard." >> seth: even withhand gestures, you have too thick a scottish accent. [ laughter ] i want to talk about this. you obviously have an accent, but you have pyed a lot of characters with american dialects.ha yo a dialect coach. you've worked with him multiple times. >> yes, many times. >> seth: what is your dialect coach's name? >> jerry butler. >> seth: so it is your name? >> he has my name, yes. >> seth: is that something you requested or is this complete coincidence? [ li ct laughter ] plete coincidence. he's a black man with long dreads. well, he used to have dread locks.>> eth: yeah. >> but we became great friends. but when i first went -- "what the hell w jerry butler going to look like?" no, i don't think anybody is going to get confused between the two of us. >> seth: you guys obviously are close because of how many films you've worked on. this iyou at his wedding, right? >> yes. >> seth: you went to jerry butler's wedding.rs
[ chnd applause ] >> i went to jerry butler's wedding. by the way, i have to say, there's a story behind this wedding that -- you're applauding now, but if you knew what it took to get to this wedding. i was traveling at the time. and when i travel and i get jetlag, you know, i'm prone to take the occasional ambien. >> seth: sure. >> i didn't have any.he i borrowedfrom my manager. i had five ambien. [ audience ohs ] ngd i also take these vitamin pills in the mor you know, they're natural pills. and my girlfriend put five ambien in the vitamin bag. and i was seeing my architect that day before the wedding, and i thought, "i'llo down and get a sandwich." i get a sandwich from the deli and take my vitamin pills. i also took five ambien. i didn't know this. g d we're up -- and i'm go through the plans with my band. i have to stand up to do this. i put the plans on my bed. i start swaying and i go, "what are these plans doing to me?" [ laughter ] and then i think i said another couple things about the plans
and then just face planted on the bed. [ laughter ] and my girlfriend and my assistant are like, "so, let's just carry on. [ laughter ] and they leave me in the bed. and i wake up three hours later. and i go, "what's going on? what's going on?" and she goes, "we got to go to the wedding.""w i gose wedding?" "jerry butler's wedding." i was like -- [ laughter ] "no. it's not that easy [ applause ] >> seth: it's not that easy. >> it's not that easy. so me here -- >> seth: yeah. >> -- is actually -- that's four hours ter five ambien. so i think -- >> seth: yeah, you look pretty good for a guy. richeers and applause ] give it up for ourd, gerard butler, everybody. "hunter killer" in theaters friday. we'll be right back with ll niwallace. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey portal, call rory.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: our next guest served e as wouse communications director for president george w. bush and was senior advir on the mccain presidential campaign. she's chief political analyst for nbc news and anchors "deadline: white house," weekdays at 4:00 p.m. on msnbc. hoease welcome back to the nicolle wallace, everyone. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: hi, welcome back. thank you so much. >> seth: we, i feel like, talk about similar things at different tis of the day. >> but you're funny. >> seth: oh, thank you. >> so funny. >> seth: so kind. you're informati. so i think it's a nice tradeoff. >> think you'd rather be funny if you choose. >> seth: all things being equal. it's better that i'm trying to be funny. [ light laughter ] i want to ask -- b obviously you'n covering these bombings and this is a
situation where we certainly don't know who's behind it. and we need to let this investigation unfold. but it certainly h been a case that everybody who received one of these bombs is someone the president has been critical of. >> right. >> seth: he basically made a call toward some degree of havility. but he also saidthe press is leading to anger in society. which seemed like an escalation. as someone in the press, how do you feel about this? >> so, we cover anger in society. and the person creatg anger is oftentimes the president. and i think there's a lot of timidity in the press to call rot that which is right in of our eyes. and what's right in front of our eyes is that before yesterday, the list of people who received pipe bombs and suspiciou packages read like a list of most prominent democrats in the country. now they're all potential victims or attempted assassin targets. and you can't separate the climate in which they we put together -- we just looked at the month of october.ru donald has attacked all of the people who received pipe bombs at rallies this month.
so i don't believe in coincidences anymore. and i don't thin the climate that he's contributed to. >> seth: youaw -- and we referenced the fact that at yesterday's rally after thes, fae was trying to be more muted. he was trying to call on civility. but it looked as though it was fficult for him. does that -- do you take the same from that?i >> welean, it was difficult for him because he told us that it was difficult for him. ] [ laught he told us that he wanted credit for behaving. and i think, you know, we just ha -- i think in the press, we have to be so careful not to lower the bar. can you imagine president obama patting himself on the back for behavi? i mean, i have a 6-year-old who no longer gets treats for behaving. hter ] i mean, this is conduct so unprecedented for someone in o charthe nuclear codes. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: yeah. you were a white house communications director under president busho you were in a situation where you were by his side when terror moments would
happen as well. what were those moments like when something, you know, horrible would happen in this country, and the psident was looked upon to set the tone? >> you know a lot about a leader when you see them react to a crisis. when you tnk about president obama after newtown. they're often the most difficult moments we face as a country. i traveled with president bush to scotland and it was on the day of lonn's -- one of their worst terror attacks. there were subway bombings and bus boings. and george w. bush was in tony blair's suite. and the bombing happened. and it wasorning there. so tony blair had to address the world, but more importantly, to him, the british public. and george bush ultimately a few hours later would have to address the u.s. public. so they called in their communications staff and there, the most eloquent leader on the world stag tony blair was, you know, with his pencil. and george bush, who i revere, but was not thought of as the st world's fancommunicator -- "hlaughter ]
said to tony blair, here are my communications folks." i was like, "oh, god, i'm sure he doesn't need us." we're going to watch his remarks. and steal some lines from him. [ laughter ] they were good -- they were close enough that tony blairort of laughed it off and said, "thank you, gege. you know, i've got this." [ light laughter ] but the idea was, you know, that terror united the world's ntleaders and it was imporo them. this was a summit where bono was there trying to draw attention to global poverty. and it was important to tony blair and george w. bush to speak out at this moment of terror you look at what happened yesterday. the american president on the day of an attempted domestic terror attack against his political opponents and enemies patted himself on the back for behaving and not screaming about socialists, but saying it in a soft voice. >> seth: yeah. and you -- i want to point out that you obviously had to be with the president in difficult times. there were other crises that were, is it safe tsay, a little bit more comic? you were working with the president when he choked on a pretzel and fell down. [ laughter ]
>> yeah. well, so i -- yeah. [ light laughter ] he did. he did. [ light laughter ] so this was the story. >> seth: okay. >> and i never said this out for myself.e becae times were different. i wasn't a reporter then. >> seth: right. >> so he was so fit from all his running that his blood pressure was so low that choking for a minute oa pretzel laid him out. >> seth: uh-huh. >> but even in all moments like that, we never talked about the 25th amendment. anh i first read about the 2 amendment when the book "fire and fury" came out and steve bannon said, "oh, you had to protect him from the 25th --" i googled it. i didn't know what the 25th amendment was. so you have a white house now where all the people around him t.lk about the 25th amendm it's a remarkable commentary. on what the people closest to him actually see. 'cause if something looks chaotic on the outside, it's million times worse on the inside. >> seth: you referred to yourself as a non-practicing republican right now because the republican -- [ laughter ] because the republican party has drifted away from what i believe were the values that drew you to
it. and these were the isms such as nationalism. >> yeah. >> sh: is this something tha you saw coming at any point?me , is there something that happened with donald trump or is it something that was trending d this waye took advantage of? >> you know, it was something that the people i worked for tried to push against. it was something that sarah palin dabbled in. she talked about president obama palling around with terrorists. i mean, she started the grievance -- >> seth: and you were working with john mccain at the time, so you're very close to that. >> and i saw it. and i saw that her crowds are big and louder and more animated by her speaking to their grievances. speaking to their nativisms. speaking to their feeling of beinangry about immigration and other issues. but john mccain didn't embrace any of those.an that's probably why ultimately the two of them ended up not on the same page.o >> seth: dueis non-practicing and the current state of the republican party, do you feel as though a time will come again where you will c ce republicanism? >> no. >> seth: do you hope that -- [ laughter ] >> no. look, i think that the time when
republicans and democrats went on t.v. and fought about taxes is dead. i don't think that will happen again. and i think more often than not, people that have seen american presidents up close and know what the conduct is supposed to be like will ultimately decide that a check on this administration is urgent. i think it's really imrtant that democrats take over the house and/or the senate. i think th any white house is improved by having a check and a balance. this white house more than any other. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: well, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> seth: keep up the great work on the weekdays. and i'll try to keep care of the weeknights always a pleasure to you here. >> thank you. >> seth: nicolle wallace, everybody. "deadline: white house" at 4:00 p.m. on msnbc. we'll be rig back with standup from louienderson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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quit putting xs on the clothing. try putting pictures of mammals in the different sections.ht [ light la ] do you have this in a wldebeest? can i wear sloth adebeest together? no? oh. where's the manatee section? my spirit animal. [ laughter and applause ] propeller! just got back from vermont beautiful there, huh? nice to stay in a hotel where you can hunt from the window. [ light laughter ] then i went to boston. you ow what's nice is -- yes boston, in you go.
thanks for driving in. appreciate it. [ light laughter ]t what's nice abston is they have all the history, and when people drive here, they tell you the history, you know? "i didn't know if u knew this, but we're on the road that paul revere rode on." [ laughter ] [ applause ] that's what i always want to do. i always wanteto be a jockey. light laughter ] too tall. [ light laughter ] we're on the road paul revere rode. i'm sure he was going faster than we are, i can tell you that. [ light laughter ] you want to see where ben franklin's parents are buried [ light laughter ] no. i never supported ben. ben, quit flying the kites.
where is the barn key? [ laughter ] went to the alamo. i went to texas, i h to see e alamo. mrs. stellsic in ames elementary in third grade made a al about the alamo, so i went, and i was -- have you been? because i was, is this it? [ laughter ] was there a fire? [ light laughter ] i'm pretty sure i could hold this for two days. [ light laughter ] i always travel with a steak knife.t [ liughter ] i bought the little alamo across the street, ich is almost the same size. i set it down, people started lining up for it. [ light laughter ] i'm trying to be a healthier person. that's what people say when they're really fat. [ light laughter ] b i'm working ng a healthier person.
not that hard, but i'm working on it. [ light laughter ] r d if you are fat, healthy people come to yd usually. louie, i may help you get healthy. louie, i'm going to turn you riound. well, you better another person. [ laughter ] they bring you healthy food. louie, i brought you a shake. kale gives me the shakes. [ laughter ] i go, bring me a cake shake. [ light laughter ] you know they're healthy when they go, what's that? take a hunk of cake an sthrow it in tke. and you could throw kale in there because cake will kill kale. [ laughter ] louie, aren't you worried about pesticides? it's low on my list. [ light laughter ] uc used to run behind the mosquito spraying when i was a kid. [ light laughter ]
ver got bit once. [ light laughter ] why don't you buy organic, louie? okay. i'll do it. how much are the organic bananas? they're $2.99 a pound. how much are the other bananas? they're free. [ laughter ] no one wants them. [ light laughter ] i'll take the free bananas and the organic stickers [ applause ] thank you. i'll tell you, she goes, louie, let's go to eat dinner. and i go to dinn with her. they grill the waiters and waitresses. you know what i mean. i mean, i'd rather deet fry them, [ laughter ] she goes, is this pull and linet cauga? i go this is applebee's, honey. [ laughter ] it's t for $20 or four for
$40 or eight for $80. 16. [ light laughter ] is it free-range chicken what does that even mean? it means they get to run free, louie. before they kill them? [ light laughter ] it see crueler to me. [ light laughter ] the chickens in the coop are trying to warn her, you're living a lie, betty! [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: louie anderson, everybody. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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