Late Night Host Seth Meyers Laughs at Victims President Trump Spoke of in Oval Office Speech

By Colin Fredericson

Comedian and late night host Seth Meyers was called out by Megyn Kelly and others for sending out an insensitive tweet as President Donald Trump gave his Oval Office speech regarding border security.

Meyers sent this tweet: “Is this Oval Office: SVU?”

Meyers referenced TV show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” a show about a unit of the New York Police Department that investigates sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence crimes, according to NBC’s webpage for the show.

Trump spoke to the nation on the night of Jan. 8, addressing concerns about border wall funding and how illegal migration is affecting the United States. He shared specific cases of people who entered the country illegally and then committed horrible crimes.

Trump brought up the recent killing of California police officer Ronil Singh, who was allegedly murdered by an illegal alien during a traffic stop. He also raised other examples.

The tweet by Meyers was criticized for making light of the victims.

“I’m sure that’s hysterical to the families of the murder victims the president just discussed,” media personality Megyn Kelly, replied.

“These are real people who have lost loved ones. It doesn’t matter what side of this issue you’re on. This is disgusting,” commented Logan Leasure.

“just wondering if there was anything less funny than seth meyers – turns out, it’s his twitter feed,” TV show host Greg Gutfeld
commented.

NBC hosts Meyers’s late night show, “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” The tweet was sent out from Meyers Twitter account for the show, rather than just from his personal Twitter account. NBC told Yahoo that they won’t be commenting on the tweet.

Even before the president gave the speech, Meyers said he didn’t like the fact that networks agreed to broadcast the president’s speech, according to his show’s Twitter account.

Meyers’s show and his Twitter account are full of jokes criticizing the president, his family, and his administration.

The insensitive tweet already has 5,700 comments.

After Trump gave his Oval Office speech, Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer gave their response, which was criticized due to their stoic, stiff demeanor. Even Seth Meyers poked fun at them.

“Chuck and Nancy look like the picture your grandparents took after the Circle Line tour,” Meyers wrote in his tweet.

“TV tip for Schumer and Pelosi—When on a two-shot, look at the person talking, not at the camera. Gives impression of hostage tape,” news personality Emily Miller wrote in her tweet.

In their response, Schumer and Pelosi claim that the president is manufacturing a crisis, but they also said they agree that border security is an issue. Many are comparing the way they looked to the American Gothic painting, USA Today reported.

In Trump’s speech, he addressed how Democratic leaders, including Pelosi and Schumer, voted for a wall before he was president, but have decided to stand against it now. Neither Pelosi nor Schumer responded to this.

“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security, which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!” Trump said in his tweet on Jan. 9, the day after his speech.